Three teenage girls from Rosemead and El Monte were lost in Eaton Canyon in the 100 degree heat. They were found and returned to their families by deputy personnel, reserve and regular, of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team.
The girls had been hiking about a mile at a 1000 foot gain, at which time they got lost. Deputy personnel found the girls and transported them to safety. During the rescue, deputies were flagged down by the family of a 37-year-old woman from Anaheim, who was suffering from heat distress in the same area of Altadena, in the Angeles National Forest.
Deputies transported the woman to Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel, who treated the woman on scene.
Hiking/Camping is a fun way to get family and friends together to enjoy the outdoors and to get some physical activity. However, you should always be prepared for the unexpected. You should tell family and friends what your plans are and provide a list of who will be going with you. That’s why the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the residents of Los Angeles County (and beyond) that having a hiking/camping plan is crucial to survival in case of an emergency.
Before you leave, please fill out LASD – HIKING PLAN sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. Or, if you know someone going on a hike, ask them to fill out this easy form, so that it will help your mind at ease.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Team members are Reserve Sheriff’s deputies who volunteer their time to help others for $1 a year, and who partner with sheriff’s civilian volunteers who volunteer for free. There are over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. These rescuers were activated for over 550 search and rescue missions last year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Reserve deputies and civilian volunteers are supervised by full-time sheriff’s deputies http://lasdreserve.org Did you know? There are over 850 LASD reserve sheriff’s deputies who work patrol, jails, search and rescue, motorcycle patrol, mounted posse, investigations, and more, as team members of the second largest policing agency in the nation.
LASD Sheriff’s Emergency Services Detail (ESD) deputies operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to their tactical operations, all ESD deputies are certified paramedics and rescue divers. ESD is responsible for coordinating and participating in mountain search and rescue, underwater search and rescue, and swift water and flood rescue operations for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They staff the Air-5 Rescue Helicopter, the Ocean Rescue Boat, and accompany the Special Weapons Teams on all operations. The Air-5 rescue helicopter crews, including Emergency Services Detail paramedics, and the over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department average about 550 search and rescue missions every year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation.