San Bernardino County Sheriff 40-King 

40King-6 Crew with Night Vision Goggles 

Conducts Hoist Rescue


Saturday evening, April 25, 52-year-old Demet San was flying her paraglider when for unknown reasons, lost control and crashed in the area of Marshall Peake, in the San Bernardino Mountains. San was uninjured but unable to hike out due to the rough terrain. Her location was inaccessible, as well, to the rescue personnel by ground.  
San Bernardino County Fire Department requested assistance for a hoist rescue. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Helicopter 40King-6 responded and located San next to her glider.

Due to the time day of the rescue and mountainous terrain, the crew utilized night vision goggles to safely conduct the rescue. The crew lowered Deputy J. Hernandez to the victim. She was placed into a rescue harness and hoisted up to the helicopter. She was flown to a nearby landing zone where paramedics evaluated and released her at the scene.

Of the Emergency Operations Division- Aviation Unit, the 40King-6 crew mates were: Pilot Deputy P. Kowalski, Crew Chief Deputy C. Korkotsakis and Hoist Rider Deputy J. Hernandez