Injured woman rescued near hut on trail up Mt. Baldy
A 30-year-old woman was rescued by the San Bernardino Sheriff Aviation team off Mt. Baldy last Saturday. The woman had a GPS spot device that sent her location to emergency services, which was then passed on to the Sheriffs Aviation. Patrol helicopter 40-King-6 was sent out first to locate her, with Air-Rescue 306 dispatched to the area shortly after. A medic was lowered from a hovering Air-Rescue 306 and on to the mountain near the Ski Hut at Baldy Bowl, where the woman had injured her ankle. With the help of hikers, the medic moved her to a safe pick-up point near the hut to be hoisted up into the hovering helicopter. The victim, who was not named, was transported in the helicopter to a drop-off point where an ambulance was waiting. She was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.