Two people were rescued by helicopter after being injured in a rock slide in Lytle Creek on July 28, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
At about 1:20 p.m., helicopters AR306 and 40King5 were dispatched to the area of Bonita Falls for a report of a possible rock slide resulting in people getting hurt.
40King5 arrived on scene and spoke with Bonita IC, who had a team of firefighters hiking to the base of the falls for patient contact. Upon contact, the team requested that AR306 perform a hoist of two victims, who were suffering from minor/moderate injuries sustained by falling rocks. The victims were a 37-year-old Hesperia resident and a 40-year-old San Bernardino resident.
Deputy Peppler positioned AR306 overhead of the victims and Deputy Hess lowered Medic Katzer to the base of the falls to assist the Fire Department. It was determined that both victims needed to be removed by hoist.
The first victim was hoisted via rescue harness and flown to an awaiting ambulance. AR306 returned and then hoisted the second victim by using a stokes basket. Katzer was also hoisted from the area, and the second victim was flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center to be treated for injuries.