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Pomona hiker rescued from Mt. Baldy ledge

By in Press Enterprise on January 8, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

A helicopter crew had to hoist a Pomona woman who was stuck on a narrow ledge on top of the San Antonio Waterfalls in the Mt. Baldy area Friday, officials said Monday.

Around 1 p.m., San Bernardino County sheriff’s West Valley Search and Rescue members were called to the waterfalls for reports of a stranded hiker, but due to the terrain and the loss of light as the search went on, the Aviation Rescue crew was called to help, officials said.

The aviation crew was able to find the woman, later identified as Reina Perez, 40, and hoisted her to safety, officials said. She was then taken to Cow Canyon Saddle to waiting SAR personnel, the sheriff’s news release said.

Authorities said Perez had been stranded for about three hours before her rescue and was not able to move from the ledge. She was was not injured while hiking or during the rescue and it wasn’t immediately clear if she was hiking alone or with someone when she became stuck.

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