San Bernardino County Sheriff 40-King
Crew with Night Vision Goggles
Conducts Hoist Rescue
Saturday evening, April 25, 52-year-old Demet San
was flying her paraglider when for unknown reasons, lost control and crashed in
the area of Marshall Peake, in the San Bernardino Mountains. San was uninjured but
unable to hike out due to the rough terrain. Her location was inaccessible, as
well, to the rescue personnel by ground.
San Bernardino County Fire Department requested assistance for a hoist rescue. San
Bernardino County Sheriff’s Helicopter 40King-6 responded and located San
next to her glider.
Due to the time
day of the rescue and mountainous terrain, the crew utilized night vision
goggles to safely conduct the rescue. The crew lowered Deputy J. Hernandez to
the victim. She was placed into a rescue harness and hoisted up to the
helicopter. She was flown to a nearby landing zone where paramedics evaluated
and released her at the scene.
Of the Emergency
Operations Division- Aviation Unit, the 40King-6 crew
mates were: Pilot Deputy P. Kowalski,
Crew Chief Deputy C. Korkotsakis and Hoist Rider Deputy J. Hernandez