Tag: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept.

Pilot Fire Evacuees Allowed to Return Home

Big Bear, CA, August 12, 2016 – Effective Friday, August 12, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., all evacuation orders and advisories for the mountain communities affected by the Pilot Fire have been lifted. Highway 173 will remain closed between Grass Valley Road and Rock Camp, and all previously closed forest roads shall be restricted to fire traffic to support ongoing suppression and rehabilitation operations. The fire has burned 8,115 acres and is at 80% containment. Residents returning to the evacuation zone are asked to exercise caution. Firefighters, engines, and heavy equipment will continue to operate in the area. The San Bernardino County Sheriff shall continue enhanced patrols...

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Missing hikers found in good condition

San Bernardino National Forest, May 7, 2013 – This morning, a Sheriff’s helicopter spotted three hikers reported missing Sunday. At approximately 10:15 a.m., the three men — Ryan Shankles, and Miguel DeLatorre from Oceanside, and David Yoder from Carlsbad — were found in the area of Northfork Meadows, close to Mineshaft Campground.  They are being reunited with their families after medical personnel on scene found them to be in good condition. The trio had spent the night on Friday in the Heart Bar Campground.  On Saturday morning, they packed food and water and drove to the Fish Creek Trail, with the intent to day-hike to the Mt. San Gorgonio summit. Early Sunday morning, a friend reported them missing to the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Members immediately responded to the area, while a sheriff’s helicopter conducted an aerial search.  The search was suspended for the night at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday then resumed at 6:30 a.m. Monday with approximately 40 search members on foot and horseback and patrolling the surrounding area.  At approximately 2:00 p.m., weather conditions allowed the Sheriff’s helicopter to again assist in the...

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