Onyx Summit- Pipes Canyon  

Injured Hiker Rescued


The Search and Rescue of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, responded to a call of a lost hiker in a forested area near Onyx Summit, just before 11:00 A.M., Friday morning.     

It was reported that the 27-year-old male subject, who had been hiking for over 24 hours, was blind in one eye and had a broken foot. He did not have any food or water with him and had very low battery life left on his cell phone. The subject stated he could see the Lake Fire and helicopters flying overhead, and that he was engulfed in heavy smoke.

With the assistance of Sheriff’s Aviation, deputies from the Big Bear and Yucaipa Sheriff’s Stations were able to locate the subject near Pipes Canyon using the latitude and longitude coordinates from his 9-1-1 call. The subject has been transported back to the Incident Command Post at Big Bear High School, where paramedics were standing by to render medical aid.

Refer: Tiffany Swantek, PIO Station: Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Phone No. 909-866-0100 Case No. John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department