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 EMT’s, 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.
March was another very busy month for the team with 14 call outs, making a first quarter total of 37 calls compared to 20 calls in the same quarter last year. March 29th had 3 call outs in one day.
03-03 Search-Overdue hiker-Switzers Falls area
03-10 Search-Assist Santa Clarita S&R on missing hiker-Towsley Canyon
03-12 Search- Assist Sierra Madre S&R on missing hiker-Mt. Wilson
03-14 Rescue- Horse and rider over side-North Fork Station
03-14 Rescue- Cliffhangar-Dillon Divide
03-15 Search-Overdue hiker-Mt. Waterman
03-15 Search-Overdue hikers and dog-Veterans Park
03-19 Search- Assist Santa Clarita S&R on missing motorcyclist-Rowher OHV
03-24 Search- Assist Sierra Madre S&R missing hiker-Sierra Madre
03-26 Rescue- Car over side- Angeles Crest Hwy
03-28 Rescue- Car over side- Little Tujunga Cyn
03-29 Rescue- Injured mountain biker-Red Box
03-29 Search-Missing hiker-Mt Wilson
03-29 Search-Overdue mountain biker-Red Box
Montrose Search & Rescue are always seeking community members that want to volunteer their time saving lives and reuniting lost hikers with their families. To learn more, attend the monthly meeting held the first Wednesday of each month, at Crescenta Valley Sheriff Station, 4554 Briggs Ave, La Crescenta, CA 91214, at 7:30 pm. (818)-248-3464
Please fill out an LASD HIKING PLAN sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. Or, if you know someone going on a hike, ask them to fill out this easy form, so that it will help your mind at ease. You can download the form by visiting: HIKING PLAN Sheethttp://file.lacounty.gov/lasd/cms1_163961.pdf
The persons rescued came from all over the world, yet most were local; none ever expected their lives to be at such risk, or to need to be rescued. Many nearly lost their lives.