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Woman injured in 60-foot fall near Lytle Creek

A woman suffered significant injuries Monday in a 60-foot fall near Lytle Creek in the San Bernardino National Forest.
Spotty cell phone service and bad terrain delayed first responders’ efforts to find the fall victim for more than an hour. Originally, the injured woman was believed to be near the waterfalls, but was later located in a more remote area near Middle Fork Creek, according to Capt. Jeremy Kern, spokesman for San Bernardino County Fire Department.

Lytle Creek (Final): Bonita IC advising Air Rescue 306 completed hoist. No need for ground S&R. One patient being flown to trauma center. @sbcountysheriff @SBCSDAviation @SanBernardinoNF
— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) May 28, 2019

“At that point, we had started to hike in firefighters,” Kern said. “Luckily, the Sheriff’s Department was able to get air rescue in the area.”
The air rescue team hoisted the woman into the helicopter at about 6:45 p.m. and took her to the trauma center at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Busy day for Air Rescue 306 today. The crew just finished our 2nd hoist rescue of a fall victim in the Lytle Creek Mountains at the 5,500 foot level.
— Lt. Al Daniel (@SBCSDadaniel) May 28, 2019

Kern could not provide the woman’s current condition or age. Her injuries were considered “significant” and required immediate medical attention, he said.
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