Rancho Cucamonga firefighters responded to Etiwanda Falls twice in two days for separate incidents of teens injured while hiking.
Shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 31st, firefighters responded to Etiwanda Falls for a teen that fell almost 15 feet while hiking just beyond the North Etiwanda Preserve. Firefighters used an off-road utility vehicle to quickly access the patient, hoisting the teen out with the help of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Air Rescue team. The patient was then transferred to a waiting ground ambulance and taken to a local hospital. The teen suffered injuries to his lower extremities.
At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Monday, June 1st, firefighters again responded to Etiwanda Falls for a teen that fell while hiking in the same area. Traversing the mile and half trail on an off-road utility vehicle, firefighters quickly reached the patient. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Air Rescue team, which included two San Bernardino County Fire paramedics on board, assisted by hoisting the teen out of the canyon and taking him directly to a local hospital for treatment of a leg injury sustained in the fall.