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SBSD - Headquarters
Sunday April 15th, 2018 :: 07:47 p.m. PDT


Deputies respond to Cucamonga Peak Trail, Mount Baldy following the report of a personal emergency beacon activation

DATE/TIME:  Sunday, April 15, 2018, 12:17 p.m.
INCIDENT:    Hoist Rescue

LOCATION:   Cucamonga Peak Trail, Mount Baldy

VICTIMS:  Amber Stephens, 31 year old female, and resident of Torrance


On April 15, 2018, at approximately 12:17 p.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a personal emergency beacon activation. Information from the activation stated a female fell while hiking the trail and suffered a lower leg fracture. 

The GPS coordinates from the locator beacon placed the victim on the Cucamonga Peak Trail at the 7,500-foot level. The Fontana Sheriff’s Station received the call and requested Sheriff’s Aviation to assist with search and rescue operations. 

The crew of Sheriff’s Air Rescue 07 received the information and responded to the location. Upon arrival, the rescue crew immediately located the victim, Amber Stephens at the exact location of the emergency beacon signal. A Sheriff’s volunteer medic was lowered to Stephens from the helicopter to assess her injuries. Stephens suffered non-life-threatening injuries to her lower leg and was unable to safely hike out. Stephens was secured into a rescue harness and was hoisted up into the helicopter, followed by the medic. Stephens was flown to an awaiting ambulance nearby for further medical care.   

Refer: Corporal Ed Leon 
Station: Aviation Unit

Phone No.  (909) 252-4100
Case No.   031801010

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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

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