Release Date: October 21, 2013
Contact: Jennie Kish Albrinck, 760-367-5520
Joshua Tree National Park received a 911 call at approximately 10 am, reporting a 23-year old woman had fallen about six feet while rock scrambling in the Indian Cove area of Joshua Tree National Park.
Park rangers, Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, Twentynine Palms Fire Department, Morongo Valley Ambulance, and San Bernardino County Sheriff's department arrived on scene where they discovered the woman conscious and presenting a pelvic injury. Responders hoisted the patient to an area where she could be easily accessed by emergency medical responders. Rescue 6 helicopter from San Bernardino County Sheriff's office transported the patient to Desert Regional Hospital at approximately 12:10 pm.
All responders involved used extreme caution to protect the injured party and themselves during this rescue effort. Visitors to the park are reminded that Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful, yet rugged environment, and extreme caution should be taken when hiking, scrambling and climbing.