Sheriff's AVIATION &
Rescues Mojave River
Photo Courtesy -San Bernardino County Sheriff Department
February 14, 2019 San
San Bernardino County
Sheriff Desert Patrol helicopter 40 King 3 responded to a call to rescue people stranded swiftly
moving river water areas, Thursday,
February 14, 2019.
San Bernardino County Sheriff - Emergency
Operations Division- Aviation Unit immediately went to the rescue of three separate swift water rescues in the Mojave Riverbed.
Due to the large amount of rain in the area, the river rapidly swelled trapping
several subjects in the water and on islands in the middle of the river.
In anticipation of the heavy rainfall
the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dive Team and the 40 King 3
Crew skillfully responded to the incident and performed a successful swift
water rescue of a total
of five (5) subjects from Mojave Riverbed.
The near disastrous victims were rescued by the crew and transferred to medical
personnel staged nearby.
Those to be commended for
their help are:
40 King 3 Crew:
Crew Chief: Deputy Chis Mejia
Pilot: Corporal Jon Anderson
Dive Team Member: Detective Mark Rios
Division- Aviation Unit
San Bernardino County Sheriff