July 25, 2017
LYTLE CREEK, Calif – On Monday, July 24 at 11:10 in the morning San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation 40K‑1 conducted hoist rescues of two lost hikers in Icehouse Canyon. The victims, Charlotte Goor (age 33 of Pasadena) and Robert Schmidt (age 35 of Burbank), set out Sunday morning at 2:00 am to hike the ten peaks trail, starting at the Mt. Baldy Lodge.
On their ninth peak, the two became disoriented and realized they were lost. They ran out of water and could no longer continue their hike. Aldo Parenti, a friend of theirs, called authorities to report his two friends missing on Monday morning. They were due back Sunday by 8:00 p.m.
Fontana Sheriff's Station deputies began working the report and requested assistance from the Sheriff's Aviation Unit to help search for the lost hikers. 40-King-4 helicopter responded. They began searching along the mountains for the hikers and located the pair within 30 minutes. The hikers were sitting on a steep rocky-hillside surrounded by tall trees near the Icehouse Saddle.
Helicopter 40-King-1 also responded. The hikers were assessed, placed in rescue harnesses and hoisted up into the helicopter. They were then flown to Cow Canyon to awaiting deputies and rescue personnel.