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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996
A construction worker hooking up a sewer line in Santa Clarita was buried for four hours Monday after a trench collapsed and trapped his legs in mud. Firefighters extricated 19-year-old Justin Lisonbee, who was buried to his thighs in a 6-foot-deep trench, after an urban rescue team shored up the ditch's walls to prevent further collapse, said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Henry Rodriguez. Ten units and 30 firefighters were at the scene, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1996
A construction worker hooking up a sewer line in Santa Clarita was buried for four hours Monday after a trench collapsed and trapped his legs in mud. Firefighters extricated 19-year-old Justin Lisonbee, who was buried to his thighs in a 6-foot-deep trench, after an urban rescue team shored up the ditch's walls to prevent further collapse, said Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Henry Rodriguez. Ten units and 30 firefighters were at the scene, he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1988 | KIMBERLY L. JACKSON and KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writers
Seventeen cold and hungry hikers were rescued by helicopter Sunday morning after they had been stranded overnight on a dangerous ridge overlooking Big Tujunga Dam in the Angeles National Forest. The hikers, members of the Chinese Outdoor Club of Monterey Park, used flashlights to signal the nine-member ground rescue team to the remote site after the rescuers had trudged five hours through thick brush to reach them.
NEWS
March 24, 1996
Nearly 100 fishermen had to be rescued from an ocean breakwater in San Pedro when their Saturday morning idyll turned into a harrowing brush with high tides, stiff winds and big surf. The group of mostly men and boys had been fishing from the rock wall on Cabrillo Beach that forms the outer wall of Los Angeles Harbor when the unexpectedly harsh conditions cut them off from the shore.
NEWS
January 27, 1992
Four people overdue from a trip to fly model airplanes in the rugged Angeles National Forest were rescued by helicopter early Sunday in good condition, authorities said. The four Canyon Country residents had not returned from a Saturday day trip to fly the planes near Pyramid Lake, sheriff's deputy Larry Mead said. A 20-member team mounted a search for the group Saturday night, and made voice contact with them about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They were found about 3:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1995
Capt. Wayne Ibers talked about what it was like to be a hero Friday. At a ceremony at the La Canada Flintridge fire station to honor several county firefighters for a variety of acts, Ibers recalled how rescuers, working feverishly, feared the worst for the man buried under the tons of rubble that had been Northridge Fashion Center's parking garage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Mick Cordich, 21, had tried to climb a sheer, 150-foot rock face in the San Gabriel Mountains, 20 miles north of Azusa. Halfway up, the handholds petered out. He couldn't go up, he couldn't go down. Clad only in bathing trunks and sneakers, he was cold and tired. And stuck. James Lawrence, 49, and Velma Jean Gilbert, 40, had been riding a motorcycle on California 138 at the remote eastern end of the Antelope Valley when a car in front of them suddenly attempted a U-turn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A paraglider from Costa Mesa who crashed into a cliff near Pacoima Dam and became entangled in a tree was rescued Monday by county firefighters who reached him by sliding down ropes from a helicopter. The 40-year-old man, whose identity was not made public, suffered injuries that included a broken ankle, according to a spokeswoman for Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. The man was spotted on the cliff near the 15300 block of Pacoima Canyon Road about 2:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1989
A police officer using "quiet conversation" prevented a young man who said he was depressed about his crack cocaine addiction from jumping off the roof of a 24-story building Tuesday in Brentwood. The man, whose name was withheld but who was reported to be about 20 years old, was spotted about 11:15 a.m. leaning over the edge of the roof of the high-rise building at 11755 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Police said. Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
As rescuers worked feverishly, firefighter Wayne Ibers feared the worst for the man buried under the tons of rubble that had been Northridge Fashion Center's parking garage. Maintenance worker Salvador Pena had become pinned in the street sweeper he was operating when the garage collapsed during the Northridge earthquake. He was seriously injured, and the firefighters knew that digging him out would take hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1995
Capt. Wayne Ibers talked about what it was like to be a hero Friday. At a ceremony at the La Canada Flintridge fire station to honor several county firefighters for a variety of acts, Ibers recalled how rescuers, working feverishly, feared the worst for the man buried under the tons of rubble that had been Northridge Fashion Center's parking garage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
As rescuers worked feverishly, firefighter Wayne Ibers feared the worst for the man buried under the tons of rubble that had been Northridge Fashion Center's parking garage. Maintenance worker Salvador Pena had become pinned in the street sweeper he was operating when the garage collapsed during the Northridge earthquake. He was seriously injured, and the firefighters knew that digging him out would take hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A paraglider from Costa Mesa who crashed into a cliff near Pacoima Dam and became entangled in a tree was rescued Monday by county firefighters who reached him by sliding down ropes from a helicopter. The 40-year-old man, whose identity was not made public, suffered injuries that included a broken ankle, according to a spokeswoman for Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills. The man was spotted on the cliff near the 15300 block of Pacoima Canyon Road about 2:30 p.m.
NEWS
January 27, 1992
Four people overdue from a trip to fly model airplanes in the rugged Angeles National Forest were rescued by helicopter early Sunday in good condition, authorities said. The four Canyon Country residents had not returned from a Saturday day trip to fly the planes near Pyramid Lake, sheriff's deputy Larry Mead said. A 20-member team mounted a search for the group Saturday night, and made voice contact with them about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They were found about 3:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1989
A police officer using "quiet conversation" prevented a young man who said he was depressed about his crack cocaine addiction from jumping off the roof of a 24-story building Tuesday in Brentwood. The man, whose name was withheld but who was reported to be about 20 years old, was spotted about 11:15 a.m. leaning over the edge of the roof of the high-rise building at 11755 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Police said. Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1988 | KIMBERLY L. JACKSON and KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writers
Seventeen cold and hungry hikers were rescued by helicopter Sunday morning after they had been stranded overnight on a dangerous ridge overlooking Big Tujunga Dam in the Angeles National Forest. The hikers, members of the Chinese Outdoor Club of Monterey Park, used flashlights to signal the nine-member ground rescue team to the remote site after the rescuers had trudged five hours through thick brush to reach them.
NEWS
March 24, 1996
Nearly 100 fishermen had to be rescued from an ocean breakwater in San Pedro when their Saturday morning idyll turned into a harrowing brush with high tides, stiff winds and big surf. The group of mostly men and boys had been fishing from the rock wall on Cabrillo Beach that forms the outer wall of Los Angeles Harbor when the unexpectedly harsh conditions cut them off from the shore.
NEWS
July 28, 1991
A contingent of Los Angeles County's women lifeguards will travel to New York this week to defend their national title in a competition that tests lifeguards from around the county. The National All-Women championship, hosted by the U.S. Department of the Interior, will be held on Wednesday at the Gateway National Recreation Area in Queens, N.Y.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Mick Cordich, 21, had tried to climb a sheer, 150-foot rock face in the San Gabriel Mountains, 20 miles north of Azusa. Halfway up, the handholds petered out. He couldn't go up, he couldn't go down. Clad only in bathing trunks and sneakers, he was cold and tired. And stuck. James Lawrence, 49, and Velma Jean Gilbert, 40, had been riding a motorcycle on California 138 at the remote eastern end of the Antelope Valley when a car in front of them suddenly attempted a U-turn.
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