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Helicopter Rescue of Injured Mountain Biker


August 2, 2016

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif – On Saturday, July 30, at approximately 10:40 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Air Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Snow Summit Ski Resort to assist the San Bernardino County Fire Department assist an injured mountain biker.

The victim, Jamie Adamson (age 57 of Lakewood) was riding her mountain bike near the ski resort when she fell off. During the fall, Adamson suffered major injuries and was unable to walk.

Fire Department personnel arrived and located Adamson before the crew arrived. The personnel determined Adamson would need to be hoist rescued due to her injuries and the remote location.

Once the helicopter was in position, an Air Medic was lowered to Adamson. After a brief assessment, Adamson was placed into a litter and hoisted into the helicopter, followed by the Air Medic. Adamson was flown to Loma Linda University Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.



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