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September 14, 2003 | Sandra Chereb, Associated Press Writer
A cloud of dust engulfed the Army Reserve Black Hawk helicopters as members of a special operations team leaped out and quickly surveyed the punishing landscape. Nearby, one Navy pilot lay tied in the tangled wreckage of a downed aircraft. Another pilot was missing. A ragtag group of hostile rebels, some armed with 50mm guns atop Humvees, patrolled the perimeter of the abandoned embassy in the desert compound, firing sporadically as the rescue mission unfolded under a blistering sun.
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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. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1995
Members of Los Angeles County's Urban Search and Rescue Team were feted by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for their role in rescue efforts after last month's Oklahoma City bombing. The team spent nearly 10 days working 12-hour shifts to search for survivors and unearth remains in the aftermath of the April 19 blast at the Alfred P. Murrah building.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Park rangers took the step of calling a large-scale search-and-rescue mission Sunday as they continued hunting for Ronald Hoggard, a 58-year-old city worker who was last heard from Friday. Hoggard is city manager of Corcoran, a town in the San Joaquin Valley. He called his wife from the car on Friday afternoon, and rangers say he seems to have disappeared between Fresno and the park's south entrance near Fish Camp.
NEWS
May 3, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
The body of one of two Orange County skiers missing on Mt. Baldy since February was found six feet beneath the snow Saturday by friends of the men who continued searching every weekend, authorities said. Charles Prior, a 33-year-old professional pilot from San Clemente, was found in Coldwater Canyon beneath Thunder Mountain, said Deputy Debra Dorrough of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1991
Two San Fernando Valley hikers stranded over the weekend in Los Padres National Forest south of Pyramid Lake were found Monday morning, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. Carroll Harshman, 32, of Panorama City and Theresa Dominguez, 22, of Canoga Park were found in good condition in the Piru Creek area, Sgt. Sonnen Blick said. The two became stranded after Dominguez twisted her ankle and was unable to complete the hike, Blick said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1992
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday approved paying $428,212 to San Bernardino County as reimbursement for the massive search for an El Monte boy who disappeared while on a Boy Scout trip to the San Gorgonio Mountains last summer. Jared Negrete, 12, who disappeared July 18, was never found. State law requires a missing person's county of residence to repay another county for its search and rescue costs, according to county attorneys.
NEWS
October 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
The last federal rescue crew left the World Trade Center, leaving New York officials to continue the nearly month-old effort to locate nearly 5,000 bodies buried in the rubble. The Urban Search and Rescue Task Force was the last of 20 Federal Emergency Management Agency teams sent in after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that collapsed the twin towers. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said the withdrawal of the federal team would have no effect on the operation at the site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2000
Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona on Monday announced a $14,000 donation of satellite telephones for the search-and-rescue teams of Orange, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego sheriff's departments. The satellite phones donated by Verizon Wireless will be used for emergencies in remote areas of the four counties, especially in wilderness parks and canyons, where communication can be difficult, Carona said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Two Ojai mountain bikers reported missing after an overnight trek into Los Padres National Forest were found after hiking about 20 miles, authorities said Tuesday. Matthew Berban, 33, and David Kelley, 40, were found Monday evening by search-and-rescue volunteers from the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties' sheriff's departments and the U.S. Forest Service, said Ventura County Deputy Frank Underlin.
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