The Montrose Search & Rescue Team is comprised of local community members that are sworn reserve deputies and high risk volunteer members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In addition to being certified EMTs, the team has members that are specially trained for underground/mine rescues as well as ice rescue. This results in the team often being called to other counties in California to assist with their rescues.
February was a very busy month for the MSR team with a total of 13 call outs.
02-01 Rescue – Two hikers stuck off trail. May Canyon
02-02 Search – Missing hiker. Switzer’s Falls area
02-03 Search – Assist Altadena team. Five hikers stranded on a cliff near Eaton Canyon
02-05 Search – Hiker separated from group hike. Mt.Waterman
02-06 Search – Assist Altadena team. Eaton Canyon
02-07 Rescue – Car over the side. Angeles Crest Highway
02-08 Search – Assist AV team. Two overdue hikers. Islip Saddle
02-09 Search – Assist AV team. Missing hikers. Vincent Gap
02-15 Search – Missing hiker. Near Red Box
02-16 Rescue – Car over side. Little Tujunga Canyon
02-16 Search – Assist San Dimas. Missing mountain biker. Red Box
02-19 Rescue – Injured hiker. Chilao
02-22 Search – Overdue hikers. Mt. Lukens
The Montrose Search & Rescue Team is always seeking community members who want to volunteer their time by saving lives and reuniting lost hikers with their families. To learn more, attend the monthly meeting held the first Wednesday of each month, at the CV Sheriff Station, 4554 Briggs Avenue, La Crescenta at 7:30 p.m.