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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Thursday June 20th, 2024 :: 03:26 p.m. PDT


Escondido Woman Uses Text-to-911 to Get Help After Suffering Injuries at Mt. Baldy

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 / 4:56 p.m. 

INCIDENT: Search and Rescue

LOCATION: San Antonio Falls, Mt Baldy

VICTIM(S): Adult Female, 49-years-old, Resident of Escondido

SUMMARY: On Wednesday, June 19, 2024, a lone female hiker went rappelling at the top of San Antonio Falls in Mt Baldy. She was able to make one successful rappel, but during a second attempt, her foot became stuck between two rocks, and she sustained a broken leg.

The female hiker utilized text-to-911 to alert emergency personnel who resonded to the location. Sheriff's Aviation sent a rescue helicopter and the Sheriff's West Valley Search and Rescue team was placed on stand-by. The helicopter located her, hoisted her to safety, and transported her to the San Antonio Dam to an awaiting ambulance. She was transported to a local hospital for emergency care. No emergency personnel were injured during the rescue. 

Refer: Deputy Chris Henry

Station: Fontana Station

Phone No. (909) 356-6767

Case No. 032401692

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

SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

Emergency: 9-1-1

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