Rescue 306 & 40-King Crews
Injured Hiker Rescue
afternoon, July 13th, Kyle Jeefoong Chan hiked to the summit of
Mount Baldy with friends. Upon their descending hike, at the 6,100' level, Chan
sustained a leg injury and was unable to walk. The injured hiker, 23 year-old Chan
realized he could walk no further and called 9-1-1 for help.
San Bernardino County Sheriff helicopter, 40King-1, responded and located Chan
in a remote and rugged area of Mount Baldy. The Rescue Crew determined a hoist
rescue would need to be conducted and requested the assistance of San
Bernardino County Sheriff Air Rescue 306.
responding the location of the injured hiker incident, Air Rescue 306 lowered a
Rescue Medic down to Chan. The hiker was
placed in a rescue harness and hoisted into the helicopter. Kyle Chan was then
transported nearby to waiting medical personnel.
The 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.