Sheriff's 40 King #1  

Performs Search & Rescue 

at Ice House Canyon




Mount Baldy 2020 by

San Bernardino County Sheriff Aviation Crew and airship ‘40 KING #1’ are keeping active recently with rescuing hikers incidents. San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies from the Fontana Station, Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. received a report of a lost hiker on Mt Baldy in the Ice House Canyon area. Immediately, a request went to the Sheriff's Aviation Crew to assist in an aerial rescue.  County Sheriff ‘40 KING #1’ and crew, consisting of Pilot Deputy Doug Brimmer, Flight Officer Deputy Cody Korkotsakis and Reserve Deputy/Air Medic Steve Miller. 

The Flight Crew utilized night vision goggles to locate Daniel Evans at the 8,000 foot-level. The steep mountainous terrain consisted of snow and ice, with near freezing temperatures. Evans had traveled approximately two hours in the snow at night, while wearing tennis shoes and light clothing. Evans complained of pain to his feet and could no longer continue hiking. Due to the circumstances, it was determined that a hoist rescue was needed.  

Mount Baldy or Mt Baldy, formerly Camp Baynham and Camp Baldy, is an unincorporated community in the San Gabriel Mountains, in San Bernardino County near the eastern border of Los Angeles County, in Southern California. Wikipedia

Deputy Korkotsakis lowered Deputy Miller down to Evans and placed him into a rescue harness. Evans was hoisted into the helicopter, and was transported by ambulance to San Antonio Regional Hospital for hypothermia. 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department would like to remind the public about the dangers of hiking in hazardous conditions such as steep, rugged, mountainous terrain covered with snow and ice. Without crampons (a specific type of traction device for ice climbing) and an ice axe, along with the proper training to use this equipment, this type of activity can lead to serious injury or death.