Night vision technology helps Calif. rescues

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela
Daily Press

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. — It's a frightening situation: A hiker has lost his way in the mountains and the sun is quickly setting.

As recently as two years ago, the stranded hiker would have waited until daylight to be found, but since the San Bernardino County Sheriff 's Aviation Unit acquired night-vision equipment, searches can go on into the night.

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