Deputies spend six hours searching for lost Nepalese hiker

IDYLLWILD — A Nepalese woman visiting Idyllwild was rescued after becoming lost for about six hours Wednesday, June 26. The hiker lost her way while searching for a place to meditate with her friends along the South Ridge Trail, according to Sheriff’s officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Hemet home intruder fatally shot by armed family member Foul play suspected after […]

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Remote rescue underway along Pacific Crest Trail

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. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Bella Vista man reports finding suicide victim – then fatally shoots […]

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HEMET: Injured hiker airlifted from Ramona Bowl area trail during dramatic rescue

HEMET — An injured hiker was airlifted during a remote area rescue that involved nearly two dozen firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, two helicopters, and others yesterday afternoon. The incident happened in an unincorporated area of Hemet near the Ramona Bowl, according to fire officials. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: Brothers arrested after multiple victims shot and stabbed during marijuana dispensary robbery […]

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MURRIETA: Elderly hiker rescued from remote hiking trail after heat injury

MURRIETA — An elderly woman was rescued Saturday afternoon from a remote, hiking trail in the hills west of Murrieta and Temecula. The unincorporated area is home to a number of popular, well-traveled hiking trails, including Sylvan Meadows, Santa Rosa Plateau and Hidden Valley Trails among others. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the Vernal Pool Trail, in the area of Rancho California and Tenaja Roads, shortly before […]

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HEMET: Officials investigating after man’s body found on hiking trail

HEMET — Sheriff’s officials have confirmed they are conducting an unattended death investigation after a man’s lifeless body was found along a hiking trail Sunday afternoon, Apr. 8. The victim’s body was discovered between Hemet and Mountain Center, along a hiking trail off SR-74, about seven miles east of Bee Canyon. Area resident Cindy Haskin later explained her adult son and a friend […]

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PALM DESERT: Victim airlifted after suffering medical emergency while hiking

PALM DESERT — A hiker suffering from a medical emergency and was airlifted from a remote desert hiking trail earlier this afternoon. The incident happened on the Living Desert Hiking Trail, near the Living Desert Reserve on the 47000 block of Portola Avenue, in Palm Desert. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the area shortly before 1:30 p.m., after receiving reports of a […]

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LA QUINTA: Woman, 21, rescued from popular hiking trail after becoming lost

LA QUINTA — A 21-year-old woman who became lost while hiking along a popular desert trail was located and guided to safety by officials and search and rescue personnel, Friday evening, Jan. 19. The woman became lost while hiking the popular Cove to Lake Trail in La Quinta. The trail traverses a nearly seven mile section between a neighborhood on La Quinta’s south […]

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UPDATE: MOUNTAIN CENTER: More than 5 dozen answer call after brothers fall from Lily Rock, one killed

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 8, 9 p.m. MOUNTAIN CENTER — Officials and family members have identified two Oceanside brothers involved in a fatal fall from while attempting to climb Lily Rock, also known as Tahquitz rock Wednesday, Sept. 6. One of the brothers died at the scene. The other sustained major, traumatic injuries, including internal injuries and bleeding. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified 24-year-old, […]

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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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Riverside PD’s AIR-1 makes dangerous “one-skid landing” rescue from Sugarloaf Mtn

If page fails to load properly or displays as a plain-text document, try refreshing the page. I am working to resolve the problem. -TM   RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Department’s Aviation Support Unit made an incredibly difficult rescue of a stranded hiker look easy when the helicopter’s pilot made not one, but two separate mountainside “one-skid” landings during a Friday, May […]

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