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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Stranded 8 hours on Lake Britton sandbar, couple rescued from boat

BURNEY — An elderly McArthur couple whose boat became stuck and were left stranded for at least eight hours on a Lake Britton sandbar were rescued during a technical hoist operation, Thursday afternoon, May 9. Although a law enforcement boat was sent to the lake to rescue the couple, it broke down and was unable to assist in rescuing the […]

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Hiker, 52, rescued after 100′ fall near Apache Peak

MOUNTAIN CENTER — A 52-year-old, Coronado man was airlifted to an area hospital after he reportedly slipped and fell more than 100 feet down a mountain while hiking near Apache Peak Thursday morning, April 4. Apache Peak is along the Pacific Crest Trail and located east of Mountain Center. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Paraglider suffers serious injuries, airlifted after SJ […]

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UPDATE: Rescue efforts praised after horse and rider pulled from muddy sinkhole

TEMECULA — A horse is “doing great” today after firefighters, an animal sanctuary, and other volunteers, worked together to rescue the mare after it spent several hours stuck and buried up to her belly in a marshy, mud-filled sinkhole in Temecula, Saturday, Feb. 16. Despite spending hours stuck in the sinkhole, thanks to her rescuers care and efforts, the horse […]

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Dramatic video of Keswick mountain biker rescue emerges

KESWICK — A mountain biker who was injured while riding on a rural Keswick area trail was airlifted to safety and flown to a local hospital for treatment Friday Jan. 25. CHP has since released dramatic video footage of the remote area rescue, which was filmed from the helicopter that hoisted the injured biker off the trail. LEADING THE SCNS […]

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Spunky sheriff’s K-9 successfully sniffs out missing senior in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD — A very special Riverside County Sheriff’s K-9 is being hailed a hero after locating a “critical missing” 80-year-old man who had become lost Thursday, Sept. 13, after wandering away from an Idyllwild campground. Already missing for seven hours by the time Deputy George Scott and his faithful, four-legged partner K-9 “Copper” were called in to assist, the dynamic […]

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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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SAN JACINTO: Woman suffers major injuries after crashing while speed-gliding

SAN JACINTO — A woman suffered major injuries and had to be rescued and airlifted from the side of a steep and rugged mountainous area near Soboba Paragliding and Speed Flying, Tuesday Mar. 6. The sports complex features paragliding and parasailing and is located at 255 Soboba Road, in an unincorporated area northeast of San Jacinto. Heavy winds, high speeds, and lack of experience […]

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MECCA HILLS: Couple, 75 & 57, airlifted from Ladder Canyon

MECCA HILLS — A 75-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were rescued from a popular but remote desert slot canyon, south of Interstate 10 and east of Highway 86, late Sunday afternoon. The couple was not injured, but had become lost and disoriented while hiking in the canyon, named for the countless ladders peppered throughout the trail, which are necessary to use if […]

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