SoCal: Lost & Injured Hiker Rescued by Helicopter in Big Bear Saturday

On Saturday, July 13th, Anthony Edward Guerrero was hiking alone in the Big Bear mountains when he became disorientated and lost. Fearing nightfall, he called 911 for help.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department responded to the GPS location that Guerrero’s cell phone gave when he placed the 911 call. Helicopter 40K1 was dispatched and upon arrival, they located Guerrero at the 5,500′ level.

He was off the trail and in steep rugged terrain. The 40K1 crew determined a hoist rescue would need to be conducted and requested Air Rescue 306 to assist.

San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Air Rescue 306 responded to the location and lowered a rescue medic down to Guerrero. Guerrero was placed in a rescue harness and hoisted into the helicopter. He was then transported to Snow Valley Ski Resort to a waiting deputy.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind 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.

Press Release Provided By the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department