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Sunday July 24th, 2022 :: 08:41 p.m. PDT


Sheriff's Aviation Assists with Rescue of Two Victims who Fell Approximately 20 Feet; One Victim was Pronounced Deceased

DATE/TIME: Sunday, July 24, 2022 / 3:20 p.m.

INCIDENT: Hoist Rescue 

LOCATION: 41599 Valley of the Falls Dr, Forest Falls


VICTIM(S): 43-year-old Male Resident of Hemet, California  
                   43-year-old Female Resident of Riverside, California.   

SUMMARY: On Sunday, July 24, 2022, San Bernardino County Fire Department requested the assistance of Sheriff's Aviation in reference to two fall victims in Big Falls.  It was reported both the male and female victim had fallen approximately 20 feet from the middle to the lower falls. 

Sheriff's helicopter Air Rescue (AR307) responded to the area and located the two victims in the lower falls.  The female victim was performing CPR on the male victim. 

San Bernardino County Fire personnel arrived on scene and the male victim was pronounced deceased.  A Sheriff's Air Medic was hoisted down to the scene to make patient contact.  The female victim was hoisted up to the helicopter and flown to awaiting medical/ground personnel.  The female victim was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center by American Medical Response for injuries sustained in the fall.  The male victim was hoisted out of the falls and was flown to Sheriff's Aviation for Coroner transport.  

Air Rescue 307 Crew:  Pilot Deputy Doug Brimmer
                                       Crew Chief Corporal Chris Mejia
                                       Air Medic Reserve Deputy Gordon Yee
                                       Air Medic Jeremy Hernandez     

Refer: Deputy Doug Brimmer

Station: Emergency Operations Division/Aviation Unit

Phone No. 909-252-4100

Case No. DR#042200525

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Headquarters
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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