JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK — A San Diego woman who was left dangling 150 feet above the ground while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park was rescued by helicopter Saturday, Dec. 2.
The entire hoist rescue was performed in darkness with the use of Night Vision Goggles.
Angela Guo, during her fall, received moderate injuries and was flown to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs for treatment.
The crew of Air Rescue 306 was called at 6 p.m. by County Fire to assist with the rescue of a fall victim in the Joshua Tree National Park.
Initial information was that a climber had fallen approximately 150 feet and was dangling from a rope in a remote area of the park.
As ground units arrived, they confirmed the subject was conscious, however, was still suspended approximately 150 feet above ground level and inaccessible by rescuers.
The crew of Air Rescue 306 along with the crew of 40King8 responded to the area.
With 40king8 providing illumination, Deputy Pilot R. Conner hovered above the scene. Corporal J. Scalise lowered Reserve Deputy W. Hess approximately 115 feet to the victim who was trapped in a small crevasse.
Deputy Hess placed the victim into a rescue harness and Hess and the victim were hoisted from the scene.