ANZA; Injured dirt bike rider airlifted from Thomas Mountain

ANZA – Firefighters performed a remote area technical-hoist to rescue a dirt bike rider who was injured when they crashed in the area of Thomas Mountain and Highway 74 in Anza Sunday, April 2.

Eleven firefighters from two engine companies responded to the accident about 3:48 p.m., according to Cal Fire/Riverside County fire Public Information Officer Tawny Cabral. They were assisted by San Bernardino Forest Service firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers.

“Firefighters made access to the victim and requested CAL FIRE Copter 301 for a potential hoist operation due to the victim’s remote location,” Cabral said after the rescue. “Firefighters transported the victim to a landing zone where the victim was then transferred to CAL FIRE Copter 301.”

Copter 301 then transported the victim directly to an area hospital. The rider reportedly suffered moderate injuries.

Officials did not specify the nature or extent of the victim’s injuries.

6 Responses to "ANZA; Injured dirt bike rider airlifted from Thomas Mountain"

  1. Vincent Viglione   April 4, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Don’t quite understand the article. Hwy 74 is not in Anza.

    • Kim Harris   April 7, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Hi Vincent, Anza Valley Outlook also covers Mountain Center, Aguanga and the other areas surrounding Anza. KH

      • Vincent Viglione   April 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm

        What I meant, Kim, is for some reason the articles seem to mix up Hwy74 and Hwy 371. The Anza side of Thomas Mountain is on Hwy 371 and on the Garner Valley side is Hwy 74. I’ve always noted errors in the Outlook’s articles and just now decided to mention it. Anyway, no biggie!

        • Kim Harris   April 8, 2017 at 7:29 am

          thanks Vincent, I appreciate you pointing that out. We get that information from the Sheriff’s and Fire Department’s. Nice to know they are getting it wrong, helps us out when readers speak up! KH

  2. Bill Markel   April 6, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    This was my friend Ronnie Schafer. He has multipule broken bones including back,face and wrist with 95% hearing loss as of now.:(

    • Kim Harris   April 7, 2017 at 7:27 am

      We are praying for his quick and full recovery. KH


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