FOREST FALLS (CBSLA.com) — A hiker was killed Tuesday after a thunderstorm triggered a flash flood in the San Bernardino National Forest.
The victim was hiking with his girlfriend in the Forest Falls area, south of Big Bear Lake, when she said fast-moving water swept her boyfriend away.READ MORE: Milestone: California Reopens, Lifts Majority Of Its Mask Restrictions, Ends Social Distancing Requirements
“The water, according to the female, waist-deep, and they tried to cross it, which is extremely inadvisable. And again, she was able to self-extricate, and he was not able to,” said Capt. Brett Raney of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.READ MORE: DA: Dentist Emad Moawad Charged With Sexually Abusing 9 Patients May Have More Victims
Rescue crews found for the 29-year-old man’s body in the waters about a mile away from where he disappeared.
They also found a backpack with keys, cell phones and a hydration pack often used by hikers. It’s not clear if the items belonged to the victim, whose name has not been released.MORE NEWS: Former OC Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Admits He Was At Capitol Riot
His girlfriend was also injured.