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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."
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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
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.
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
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.
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