Conducts Hoist Rescue
Saturday, July 27th, Douglas Hill and
his son Casey Hill were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail east from Lake
Silverwood. During the hike, Douglas suffered from dehydration and heat
related illness. Douglas lost consciousness and Casey used his cell
phone to call 9-1-1.
San Bernardino County Sheriff 40-King-5
responded to the GPS location given by Casey's cell phone. The Sheriff
40-King-5 located the two hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, 2 miles east of
Deep Creek Hot Springs. The crew determined a hoist rescue was needed and
requested the assistance of Sheriff Air Rescue 306.
San Bernardino County Sheriff 's Air
Rescue 306 responded to the location and lowered a Rescue Medic to Douglas and
Casey. Both were placed in rescue harnesses and hoisted into the helicopter.
They were transported to Bowen Ranch and released to medical personnel.
San Bernardino County Sheriff reminds the public about the dangers of hiking in
the local mountains. Without proper experience and preparation, this type of
activity can lead to serious injury or death.