May 14, 2017
MT. BALDY, Calif – On Saturday, May 13, San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel received information of an injured hiker in the Mt. Baldy area. The initial information was the victim, Mikhail Marks (age 30 of Los Angeles), was hiking on the Sierra Hut Trail at the 8,200’ level when he became dehydrated. In a short amount of time, Marks began having medical problems and was unable to walk.
Due to remote location, Fire Department personnel requested San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Air Rescue Helicopter 06 to respond and assist. The crew of Air Rescue 06, Pilot Sergeant Michael Gilley, Crew Chief Deputy Steve Miller, Doctor Jeff Grange, Doctor Sam Salcedo and Flight Nurse Stacey Price responded to the area.
After a brief search, they located Marks on the trail and determined he would need to be hoist rescued. Doctor Salcedo was lowered down to the trail. Marks was placed into a hoist harness and hoisted into the helicopter, followed by Doctor Salcedo. Marks had non-life threatening issues and was flown to a nearby waiting ambulance for ground transport to a local hospital.