‚Äč Injured Hiker Hoisted From Trail

Big Bear Sheriff Deputies responded to a search and rescue call on Bear Mountain, Wednesday afternoon to find a male adult who reported he had fallen and broken his ankle while hiking and was unable to walk out on his own.

With the assistance of employees at Bear Mountain Resort and the Big Bear Fire Emergency responders, the victim was located one mile east of the Geronimo Ski Run. Due to the treacherous terrain of where the victim fell, the Air Rescue Division of the Fire Department responded and hoisted the victim from the location to the parking lot at Bear Mountain. The victim was subsequently transported by ambulance to Bear Valley Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station thanks the Big Bear Fire Department and especially the employees at Bear Mountain Resort who assisted in locating the victim quickly to get him proper medical attention.