Remote rescue underway along Pacific Crest Trail

UPDATED: Monday, June 10, 11:30 p.m.

See Original Story below.

BIG BEND — A man who was injured while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this afternoon was rescued and treated by Cal Fire personnel who hiked in to the victim’s location before helping him back off the trail to safety.

Officials described the victim’s injuries as minor and say the man was evaluated and treated once brought off the trail. He did not require hospitalization or further treatment at the time.

Original Story

BIG BEND — A remote area rescue is currently underway after a hiker suffered a leg injury earlier this afternoon, Monday, June 10. Today’s ongoing rescue is happening along the Pacific Crest Trail near Summit Lake Rd., about 13 miles northwest of Lake Britton dam.


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Area fire and rescue agencies, along with sheriff’s deputies and other emergency personnel, were dispatched to the area around noon, after receiving reports of a victim who had suffered an Achilles injury while hiking the popular trail.

Although emergency personnel arrived in the area shortly after the call was dispatched, rescuers spent more than an hour hiking into the area while searching for the victim’s exact location.

Rescuers eventually located the victim and around 2:40 p.m., updated that they were preparing to bring the victim out.

As of this report, rescuers were still bringing the victim from the trail via Summit Lake Rd, where they would be meeting with other rescuers staging for them at Dicalite Minerals Corp.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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