Helicopter hoist rescue plucks injured hiker from Moreno Valley mountainside
By Gail Wesson
An adult female, who was injured while hiking with a group, was plucked from a Moreno Valley mountainside in a hoist rescue and taken by ambulance to an area hospital Monday afternoon, Dec. 25, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release.
Cal Fire’s Helicopter 301, which is based at Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base, was activated to assist in the rescue from a mountainside area east of Krameria Avenue and Lasselle Street, according to the news release.
The woman’s injury was only described as involving a “lower extremity.” Firefighters hiked in to check her condition before she was transported.
The incident was reported at 3:16 p.m. and the rescue was completed in just over an hour. The area is south of Moreno Valley College in the city and near Lake Perris State Recreation Area.