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Montrose Search and Rescue Wrap

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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 Dept. In addition to being certified EMTs, the team has members who 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 29 had three call outs in one day.

March 3    Search – Overdue hiker – Switzers Falls area

March 10    Search – Assist Santa Clarita S&R on missing hiker – Towsley Canyon

March 12    Search – Assist Sierra Madre S&R on missing hiker – Mt. Wilson

March 14    Rescue – Horse and rider over side – North Fork Station

March 14    Rescue – Cliff hanger – Dillon Divide

March 15    Search – Overdue hiker – Mt. Waterman

March 15    Search – Overdue hikers and dog – Veterans Park

March 19    Search – Assist Santa Clarita S&R on missing motorcyclist – Rowher OHV
March 24    Search – Assist Sierra Madre S&R missing hiker – Sierra Madre

March 26     Rescue – Car over side – Angeles Crest Hwy

March 28    Rescue – Car over side – Little Tujunga Cyn

March 29     Rescue – Injured mountain biker – Red Box

March 29     Search – Missing hiker – Mt Wilson

March 29    Search – Overdue mountain biker – Red Box

Montrose Search & Rescue is always seeking community members who 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 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 248-3464.

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