A. sheriff’s helicopter crew rescued an injured hiker Sunday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday afternoon.
At 12:52 p.m. May 2, the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to call reporting that Victor Krummenacher, a 56-year-old resident of Portland, Oregon, had fallen off a rock on the 29 Palms Trail and injured his knee and called 911.
Sheriff Rescue Helicopter Air Rescue Six (crewed by Pilot Deputy Paul Kowalski, Crew Chief Deputy Larry Scott, Rescue Medic Peter Peng and Rescue Medic Stacy Price) responded to the area and made contact with fire personnel on the ground.
AR306 lowered Medic Peng to Krummenacher and Peng performed a medical assessment. Krummenacher was hoisted into the helicopter, followed by Peng,.Krummenacher to a nearby parking lot where an ambulance was waiting.