Category Archives: Rescue

Hiker dies, 1 injured after cliff collapses at Point Reyes National Seashore

One hiker was killed and another injured after the cliff at the Arch Rock overlook at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County collapsed into the shoreline 70 feet below, officials said Sunday. Source of this article: The Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Rindge Dam closes to the public

Rindge Dam on Malibu Creek will be closed to the public starting Aug. 21. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, August 21, 2014 California State Parks officials say the 88-year-old dam is being closed for a variety of … Continue reading

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California man rescued after making ‘HELP’ sign with cypress needles

Mike Vilhauer used sticks and needles to write “HELP” seen by helicopter pilot Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2014 A scavenger hunt for fish bait turned into a desperate five-day mission by a West Sacramento … Continue reading

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Arcadia firefighter likely died in fall from cliff, coroner says

Medical examiner’s office says injuries to body are consistent with cliff accident. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, July 2, 1014 Mike Herdman, an off-duty Arcadia firefighter whose body was found in Los Padres National Forest after a … Continue reading

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Missing Arcadia firefighter found dead in forest

Michael Herdman’s body is discovered two weeks after he left camp to find his dog. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, June 28, 2014. Two weeks after he ran off after his dog at a campsite and disappeared, … Continue reading

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Drug charge fuels debate about who should pay for hikers’ rescue

Orange County officials consider charging two hikers for a $160,000 rescue operation after one is charged with possession of meth. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2013 The discovery of drugs inside the car of a … Continue reading

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Hiking safely requires common sense

Doing research and being well-prepared can make all the difference when it comes to hiking through the local hills and mountains. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 2, 2013 Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, … Continue reading

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Two lost hikers found in mountains of San Diego County

Two hikers reported lost Saturday night in the rugged backcountry of northeast San Diego County were found before dawn Sunday “thirsty, hungry, but in good condition,” the Sheriff’s Department said. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 29, … Continue reading

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Search and Rescue teams staying busy

Rescuers have had to evacuate another hiker who fell and became injured in the local mountains. It’s the third incident this month. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 18, 2013 About 5:45 p.m. April 14, personnel from … Continue reading

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Rescued O.C. hikers improving; injured rescuer in serious condition

One hiker is likely to stay in hospital ovrr the weekend; other is in intensive care Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2013 Two hikers who were hospitalized in critical condition after being found in the … Continue reading

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