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February 14, 1992 | GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pilot of the Navy aircraft that plucked Marines from stormy seas minutes after their Tustin-based helicopter went down near Ventura County said Thursday they were lucky to have ditched so close to a search and rescue base. A ninth Marine remained missing and is presumed drowned. He was identified Thursday as Jeffrey B. Johns, 22, an avionics technician from Uniontown, Ohio. Lt. Robert Moore said in a telephone interview from Pt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sheriff's deputies and rescuers searched Concow Creek for a 6-year-old girl who was swept off a bicycle and into the churning water while crossing a bridge on her way to school. Amanda Shelton disappeared into Concow Creek on Monday morning while riding over a partially submerged bridge in the Sierra Nevada foothills. A massive search by the Butte County Search and Rescue Squad and sheriff's deputies failed to turn up any sign of the girl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1999 | NEDA RAOUF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A feeling of frustration has hung over Los Angeles urban search and rescue team members for the last week as they watched televised images of the physical and human toll in Turkey. The 7.4 earthquake is precisely what both Los Angeles County and city fire department teams have been trained to deal with. But when it comes to international disasters, neither team has the opportunity to display its skills because they are not included in a contract with the federal government.
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May 14, 1996 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sharpshooter watching for alligators guarded divers in a steamy Everglades marsh on Monday as they recovered fragmented human remains and a "black box" recording device from the crash of ValuJet flight 592. "This is tough stuff out there," said National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Robert Francis, who is heading the investigation of the crash that killed all 109 aboard the DC-9 jetliner Saturday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
Sheriff's search and rescue personnel patrolled the Westlake area for three hours after residents reported parachutists had landed in a quiet residential neighborhood, authorities said Sunday. Several residents watched at least one sky diver--and maybe two--jump from an unidentified plane about 8:30 p.m. Saturday. They landed near Westlake and Decker Canyon boulevards, said Sgt. Harold Humphries of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1995 | ALAN EYERLY
A new underground training facility will be used by firefighters and other search-and-rescue workers to simulate the conditions that confront rescue personnel when they save victims from collapsed buildings and mine cave-ins. Materials, design and labor for the 600-foot-long tunnel system, which will be dedicated today, were donated by a consortium of contractors and heavy-equipment renters after 1994's Northridge earthquake.
NEWS
April 22, 1995 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They do the dirty work, literally. On their hands, knees and sometimes their bellies, about 300 members of search and rescue teams brought in from around the country have gone about the grim and tedious task of sifting through the rubble of the federal building here, looking and listening for bomb survivors. "Our team hasn't found anybody alive yet," said Capt. Erik Heyer of the Phoenix search and rescue squad. "Just one would make us feel a lot better."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks ago, Felipe Negrete chased a ghost up a mountain. It had been 10 years since his 12-year-old son, Jared, vanished high on Mt. San Gorgonio and was never seen again. Negrete followed his son's path up the mountain, prayed, then collapsed, clawing at the rocky trail. It was a difficult trip, but necessary. "I felt my son near me," Felipe Negrete said. "I felt closure."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1985 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Benjamin E. King, a Beverly Hills attorney, was a mountain-climbing devotee who had tackled the slopes of the Himalayas, the Alps and the Andes and written a book on climbing. "For somebody who didn't do it full time for a living, he was about as experienced as you can get," said Cliff Meyer, one of King's partners in a large downtown law firm. "One would have thought the Angeles National Forest would have been a piece of cake."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2012 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
A Fresno County Sheriff's deputy's gravity-defying sprint saved a hiker as the man started to slide off a ledge on the side of a Sierra Nevada peak. "In five years with search and rescue and 30 years as a paramedic, it was the most dramatic rescue I've ever seen," said Russ Richardson, leader of the Fresno County Search and Rescue Mountaineering Team. "It was pretty heroic. " On Saturday afternoon it had come down to what hiker Lawrence Bishop believed was the last moment of his life, he recalled on Tuesday.
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