Three remote-area rescues on same day, all reported within hours, strain resources

Three different remote-area rescues that were all reported in just over a four-hour period strained fire and law enforcement resources, Saturday, Aug. 26. The three different and unrelated rescues took place in Lake Elsinore, San Jacinto and Mountain Center. One of the incidents resulted in one victim with major injuries and the other two both resulted in minor injuries. Two […]

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POPPET FLATS: Driver seriously injured in rollover traffic accident

POPPET FLATS – A motorist was seriously injured in a single-vehicle rollover traffic accident Tuesday, Jan. 31. The wreck happened on Highway 243 at Poppet Flats Road in the unincorporated community of Poppet Flats, south of Banning and north of Idyllwild. California Highway Patrol officers, Riverside County firefighters, and other emergency first responders rushed to the scene of the accident about 8:49 […]

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BANNING: Body found in wrecked car connected to missing persons investigation

A coroner’s official waits as the victim’s car is recovered from the embankment. Miguel Shannon photo   BANNING – Details are still emerging after a body was recovered from a car that was found over the side of the roadway and smashed into a tree along SR 243 near Lake Fulmor in Banning Thursday, Oct. 27. The area where the […]

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Horse and rider that spent two nights trapped after 150 foot fall into canyon rescued

An Anza resident and his horse were rescued Monday, Aug. 29 after spending two “chilly” nights stuck in a ravine after they plummeted about 150 feet from the Spitler Peak Trail Saturday, Aug. 27. Thomas Firth, 66, and his horse Cody, became trapped when a rugged trail they and others were travelling on in the San Jacinto Mountains gave way, causing them […]

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UPDATED: Deputies locate lost juvenile hiker in Idyllwild

UPDATE: 7/28/2016 1 p.m. Juvenile located and safely recovered   IDYLLWILD – With assistance from Riverside County’s Aviation Unit, a ground deputy was able to locate a 16-year-old juvenile who called 911 this morning, July 28 at about 11:37 a.m. to report he had become separated from a group he was camping with near Idyllwild. Although it turned out he […]

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