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Searching for injured hiker in the vast Anza Borrego Desert State Park. All of the following photos were taken by victim's companion, as the rescue occurred, unbeknownst to Deputies Weldon and Kimball.
After Hiker located pilot is on approach to a chosen landing site near hiker.
Dropping off Tactical Flight Officer Deputy Darryl Kimball, who makes contact with hiker.
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After dropping off TFO, and getting hiker into position, Deputy-Pilot Dave Weldon manuveurs his helicopter back to boulder for pick up.
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Deputy-Pilot Dave Weldon carefully does a modified landing on boulder.
Fining that perfect spot. Rescue victim is positioned and then the helicopter moves back in for pick up in order to prevent rescuer and victim from walking down hill into turning rotorblades, if the helicopter were positioned first.
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Loading rescue victim onto helicopter.
Fastening that seat belt.
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Deputies Weldon and Kimball re-loading gear and doors after delivering the victim back to campground.