40 King-3 & Air Rescue-306 Helis Teams-up
Rock Climbing Trail
San Bernardino County Sheriff Aviation Unit responded to an emergency call Sunday morning, September
29th, of an injured rock climber.
In the area of Scott Rock Parker Rechsteiner and a hiker-friend were going
to attempt a climb of the large rock formation.
Prior to starting his climb, Parker slipped and fell approximately 100
feet, dislocating his left shoulder. Parker’s
friend immediately called 9-1-1 for help.
San Bernardino County Sheriff helicopters, 40King3 and Air
Rescue 306, responded to the GPS coordinates given
by the caller to locate the area where the injured hiker would be found. After the quick search, both hikers were
located sitting at the bottom of the face of Scott Rock.
A Emergency Operations Division- Aviation Rescue Medic was hoisted down to Parker’s location. The Air
Rescue 306 Crew were in communication with the Rescue
Medic, while she assessed climber’s injuries. Parker was placed in a rescue
harness and hoisted into the helicopter. Parker was transported to Mountains
Community Hospital and released to medical personnel.
BEWARE – PREPARE
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department
reminds the public about the dangers of
hiking & climbing in the local
mountains and desert. Without proper experience
and preparation, this type of
activity can lead to serious injury or death.