CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1992 |
A Laguna Niguel ski racer was fatally injured when he lost control during a competition and slammed into a snow-making machine at 84 m.p.h., authorities said. David J. Erickson Jr., 24, died Thursday from head and upper body injuries suffered at the Snow Valley contest, San Bernardino County Deputy Coroner Linda Osborne said Friday. Erickson, who was wearing a helmet during the contest, was taken to Bear Valley Community Hospital and pronounced dead about 9:55 p.m.
August 6, 1993 |
An Ojai boy who was mauled by a bear on his last day of camp in the San Bernardino National Forest returned to the scene of the attack Thursday to thank counselors for saving him and to say goodby to his friends before heading home. Joshua Isaacs, 13, gobbled a vanilla ice cream cone at Camp Wasewagan and told his friends about the fear he felt when a black bear ripped off part of his scalp with its teeth this week.
February 17, 1990 |
The cause of death of a Hart High girls' cross-country runner who died suddenly on a ski vacation last weekend will not be determined for at least six weeks, according to the San Bernardino County coroner's office. Shanon Ruge, 17, of Newhall died last Saturday at Big Bear Valley Community Hospital in Big Bear Lake after she sustained an accidental blow to the head about 10 p.m. while with friends at a cabin.
July 10, 1992 |
Jittery Big Bear residents, unnerved anew after a series of earthquake aftershocks in recent days, were assessing the latest damage Thursday and voicing hopes that the jolts would subside. "People are pretty much on edge," said John Smiley, chief executive officer of Bear Valley Community Hospital, where 15 people, including two suffering from chest pains, were treated after Wednesday's magnitude 5.4 aftershock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1992 |
Half a dozen racers were waiting at the top of a steep hill called Big Bowl in Running Springs while veteran speed skier David James Erikson tore through the course. "We heard the time. The speed came over the radio at 84 m.p.h. And after that I heard a real loud noise," said Brad Daniels, 29, a racer from Laguna Niguel who shuddered at the memory. "I thought in my own head, maybe he hit a lift tower or something, I hope he didn't," Daniels recalled Saturday.
October 5, 1997 |
A man illegally chopping down a 100-foot tree for firewood watched in horror as it fell on his fiancee and their infant son, crushing them both to death, authorities said Saturday. Cari Anne Clark, 30, was removing 5-month-old Aaron Allan Clark from a safety seat in the couple's car when a gust of wind tipped over the tree, said the baby's grandfather, Keith Rademaker Sr. They were pronounced dead at Bear Valley Community Hospital shortly after the 10:30 a.m.