By Michael P. Neufeld
Running Springs, CA – Two teenage hikers have been airlifted to safety.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Aviation units responded to the Fredalba Creek Bed, near Running Springs, after two unidentified 18-year-old hikers requested assistance after a fall Monday afternoon, according to Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Jodi Miller.
“The call for assistance was received at 3:56 p.m.,” Miller told ROTWNEWS, “and 40 King checked on the hikers and requested a rescue chopper to pick up the hikers. The two were hoisted out about 5:15 p.m. and released to family members at a turnout on Highway 330 near Old City Creek Road. They did not require medical attention.”
Miller confirmed that Highway 330 was closed for a short period, to facilitate the landing of the rescue aircraft, and reopened at 5:28 p.m.
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