Community rallies to locate missing Anza woman, 88

ANZA — Sheriff’s authorities who spearheaded an hours-long search for a missing, 88-year-old Anza woman later credited community members they say assisted with the victim’s successful search and return home Thursday, Aug. 29. “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members,” sheriff’s officials said in a social media post after the victim […]

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Crews pull two to safety in dramatic Ladder Canyon rescue

MECCA — Firefighters called to help two hikers who had become stranded in Ladder Canyon near Mecca plucked one of the injured victims to safety after the victim fell 25-40 feet into the canyon, Sunday morning, Aug. 11. CHP assisted in the rescue, by flying firefighters and other rescuers into the remote and inaccessible area. Ladder Canyon is a popular […]

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Woman, 22, critical after pulled from Sacramento River

REDDING — A 22-year-old woman was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition after an officer pulled her lifeless body from the Sacramento River in Redding yesterday afternoon, Thursday, July 4. The victim was reportedly swept down river into whitewater conditions near the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District (ACID) diversion dam, after she and three companions used pool/lake inflatables to […]

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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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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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