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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time: 5-18-2014/1105 hrs


Incident: Hoist Rescue of  Motorcycle Rider; Vehicle Over Side of Hwy 18


Location: Hwy 18 above lower Waterman Cyn


On Sunday, May 18, 2014 at approximately 11:05 a.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Aviation Division, flight crew of  air rescue-AR306 was requested by SB City Fire to assist with 2 motorcycles that went over the side of Hwy  18 between lower Waterman Cyn and upper Waterman Cyn.  It was reported that both riders were approximately 100 feet down and a hoist rescue was needed to recover the victims.  Upon arriving on scene it was found that victim #1 had self rescued.  Victim #2 was still 100 feet below the roadway and had moderate injuries.  Fire was also on scene and attempting to make contact with the victim from the top of the highway with the use of ropes.  AR306 inserted two Air Medics via hoist, approximately 150 feet, to the area of the victim.  With the help of personnel from SB City fire, the victim was loaded into a stokes basket and hoisted into AR306.  The victim was transported and released to ARMC.



Refer: Deputy J. Scalise

Station: Aviation Division

Phone Number: 909-356-3800

Case Number: SB City Fire Case #2414-0011297

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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