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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.
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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.
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.
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."
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."
NEWS
March 31, 1992 | TOM GORMAN and GEORGE FRANK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Marine Corps on Monday called off its search for four Marines lost at sea in the crash of a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter off the coast of East Africa. The Marines were identified only as a helicopter pilot stationed at Tustin and three infantrymen from Camp Pendleton. Fourteen other Marines, 11 from Camp Pendleton and the three other flight crew members from the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, survived the crash of the transport helicopter.
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
March 31, 1990 | LAURA MICHAELIS
Chief Ed Malone normally has a fairly serious job. As head of security for Chapman College in Orange, the standard eight-hour day can contain any number of crisis situations, from dorm burglaries to attacks on students. But on Friday, the chief took a break to play with Ranger, the department's new search-and-rescue dog. "Here, give me a kiss," Malone said, cuddling the 5-month-old German shepherd mix and mugging for a photographer. "Here, Ranger, lick-y lick-y. . . .
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