Sheriff's Aviation

Conducts Hoist Rescue   


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Saturday, July 27th, Douglas Hill and his son Casey Hill were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail east from Lake Silverwood.  During the hike, Douglas suffered from dehydration and heat related illness.  Douglas lost consciousness and Casey used his cell phone to call 9-1-1.


San Bernardino County Sheriff 40-King-5 responded to the GPS location given by Casey's cell phone. The Sheriff 40-King-5 located the two hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, 2 miles east of Deep Creek Hot Springs. The crew determined a hoist rescue was needed and requested the assistance of Sheriff Air Rescue 306. 

San Bernardino County Sheriff 's Air Rescue 306 responded to the location and lowered a Rescue Medic to Douglas and Casey. Both were placed in rescue harnesses and hoisted into the helicopter. They were transported to Bowen Ranch and released to 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.