Incident Report

Kern County Fire Department

Andrew Freeborn

Lost Hiker Hoist Rescue
DATE: January 21, 2023
TIME: 07:27

Incident Number


Incident tYPE

Hoist Rescue
Location: Pine Mountain Club
Closest Community: Pine Mountain Club
Cause: Undetermined

Incident Narrative

PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB, Calif., Saturday morning, the Kern County Fire Department was dispatched to assist KCSO Search and Rescue in reaching a lost and possibly injured hiker. KCFD's Helicopter 407 was launched to search for the hiker. The flight crew located the hiker, accompanied with their dog. The hiker was weak, but uninjured. Helicopter 407 hoisted the hiker and dog to Kern County Fire Station 58 where firefighters completed a full medical assessment on the hiker. Thanks to Helicopter 407’s quick response the hiker was found, hoisted, and delivered safely to Pine Mountain Club. 



Property Lost/Saved

Estimated Value LOSS: $0
Estimated Value SAVED: $0

KCFD Equipment Assigned

Engines: 58
Patrols: None
Trucks: None
Specialty Equipment: H407, Battalion 5

Total Personnel


Assisting Agencies


On Call Fire Information Officer

Phone: 1-661-330-0133

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