Two Teenage Hikers Airlifted To Safety

Two teenage hikers were airlifted to safety Monday afternoon from the Fredalba Creek Bed, near Running Springs, after calling for assistance. (File Photo by Michael P. Neufeld)

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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