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Sunday July 14th, 2019 :: 09:04 a.m. PDT


A lone hiker became lost in the Big Bear mountains; the crew of Air Rescue 306 located & hoisted him to safety

DATE/TIME: July 13, 2019 / 4:25 p.m.
INCIDENT:   Hoist Rescue
VICTIM:        Anthony Edward Guerrero, 35 years old
On July 13th, Anthony Edward Guerrero was hiking alone in the Big Bear mountains when he became directionally disorientated and lost. Fearing nightfall, he called 911 for help.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department's helicopter, 40K1, responded to the GPS location that Guerrero's cell phone gave when he placed the 911 call. Upon arrival, they located Guerrero at the 5,500' level. He was off trail and in steep rugged terrain. The 40K1 crew determined a hoist rescue would need to be conducted and requested Air Rescue 306.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department's Air Rescue 306 responded to the location and lowered a rescue medic down to Guerrero. Guerrero was placed in a rescue harness and hoisted into the helicopter. He was then transported to Snow Valley Ski Resort to a waiting deputy.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of hiking in the local mountains. Without proper experience and preperation, this type of activity can lead to serious injury or death.  
Refer:           Deputy J. Roberg
Station:         Aviation
Phone No.    (909) 252-4100
Case No.      BB # 1900531
JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department  

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