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Known for Helping Others, Air 5 Facility Needs A Little Rescuing

Known for Helping Others, Air 5 Facility Needs A Little Rescuing

By Mary O’KEEFE
While most were enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon, Montrose Search and Rescue Team members took a trip to Big Tujunga and rappelled out of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Air Rescue 5 helicopter.
In Crescenta Valley it is usually Air Rescue 5 that flies overhead on its way to help search for a lost hiker [...]

So What Did You Do Last Weekend?

So What Did You Do Last Weekend?

By Mary O’KEEFE
Members of the Montrose Search and Rescue Team and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Air Five spent their weekend climbing a wall of ice.
This was the team’s annual pilgrimage to Lee Vining where they continue their training as a Vertical Ice Response Team.
“We are one of the few rescue teams trained in [vertical [...]

Advice on How to Keep Safe While Hiking

Advice on How to Keep Safe While Hiking

Montrose Search and Rescue Team member Mike Leum outlines ways to avoid trouble in the hills.
By Jason KUROSU
A recent spurt of hiking activity was to be expected with the improving weather and Eaton Canyon Falls in Pasadena has certainly enjoyed such a uptick in activity. Unfortunately, the increased hiking has led to an increase in [...]

Taking the Plunge in Big Tujunga Canyon

Taking the Plunge in Big Tujunga Canyon

For Fred Wenzel, the newest member of the Montrose Search & Rescue Team, completing his training was a dream come true.
By Brandon HENSLEY
Before descending down a mountain of rocks underneath the second bridge in Big Tujunga Canyon, Fred Wenzel goes over his checklist, making sure he has the right equipment and is properly secured for [...]

Lost hiker found by Montrose Search and Rescue

Lost hiker found by Montrose Search and Rescue

By Mary O’KEEFE
Montrose Search and Rescue team members responded on Sunday night to a call concerning a missing hiker in the Angeles National Forest.
Scott Gossard, 45, of Anaheim left Friday at 8 a.m. to hike to Triplet Rocks, one of the least accessible peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains. He was found safe Monday afternoon [...]

Montrose Search and Rescue discover body

Montrose Search and Rescue discover body

By Mary O’KEEFE
Members of the Montrose Search and Rescue team found the body of a teacher from the Los Angeles Unified School District at Big Tujunga Canyon mile marker 6.6 on Sunday at 8:40 a.m.
Team members were training in the area when they discovered Rigoberto Ruelas, 39.
“The team discovered  [Ruelas’] vehicle parked near the bridge [...]

Late, cold call for Montrose Search and Rescue

Late, cold call for Montrose Search and Rescue

By Mary O’KEEFE
Late Wednesday night Montrose Search and Rescue members responded to a call concerning a missing hiker on Mt. Lukens.
Los Angeles Police Department received a 911 call from a hiker who said he was lost apparently on Mt. Lukens, said a Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s spokesman.
The phone number did not display when it was called [...]

Deputies rescue mud stuck public works employee

Deputies rescue mud stuck  public works employee

By Mary O’KEEFE
and Geghard ARAKELIAN
One of the workers whose job it is to monitor the debris basins and mud found himself a little too close to his work on Saturday and in need of a rescue.
Department of Public Works foreman Randy Johnson was inspecting the debris basin behind the public works building in the 4600 [...]


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