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December 27, 1991 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After lurching down snowy trails and ducking 100-m.p.h. gusts of wind for two days, a member of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team at last came upon a pair of missing hikers huddled in the snow below the Mt. Baldy summit. The searcher couldn't restrain himself. "We're with them!" he shouted into his walkie-talkie. "We're with them!" But if he had expected an effusive response from Arnold Gaffrey, manning a search command center down the mountain, he was out of luck. "With who?"
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February 1, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ryan McIntosh, then 11, and Cynthia Moyneur, 37, went hiking on Mt. Baldy after Thanksgiving in 1991, the ingredients for tragedy were typical, for city people. Caught in a sudden, howling snowstorm, separated from their friends, dressed lightly and with no food or water, the Orange County adventurers were in serious trouble.
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February 1, 1993 | RICH ROBERTS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ryan McIntosh, then 11, and Cynthia Moyneur, 37, went hiking on Mt. Baldy after Thanksgiving in 1991, the ingredients for tragedy were typical, for city people. Caught in a sudden, howling snowstorm, separated from their friends, dressed lightly and with no food or water, the Orange County adventurers were in serious trouble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1991 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After lurching down snowy trails and ducking 100-m.p.h. gusts of wind for two days, a member of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team at last came upon a pair of missing hikers huddled in the snow below the Mt. Baldy summit. The searcher couldn't restrain himself. "We're with them!" he shouted into his walkie-talkie. "We're with them!" But if he had expected an effusive response from Arnold Gaffrey, manning a search command center down the mountain, he was out of luck. "With who?"
NEWS
May 7, 1987
The Temple Sheriff's Station, 8838 Las Tunas Drive, will hold its annual open house May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors may tour the station, which serves Temple City, Bradbury, Duarte, South El Monte and Rosemead. The special weapons team will discuss how it deals with barricaded suspects and hostages. Posse members will bring their horses. Attack and search dogs will be displayed, as will a police helicopter with its pilots and members of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1998
A 16-year-old hiker from El Monte was found Monday in the Angeles National Forest after being lost overnight. The boy was discovered by the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue team near a camp at Chantry Flats. Sheriff Deputies said the teenager, whose name was not released, escaped the overnight ordeal with only minor scratches. Deputies took the boy to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where he was treated and released. The boy was found shortly before 8 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Los Angeles County firefighters pulled two donkeys, a mule and a horse to safety Saturday after their pack train slid off a trail and down an 80-foot embankment the night before. Rescuers brought in a helicopter to hoist the sedated horse, which had suffered cuts and facial fractures and was too weak to walk out on its own, to a road near the Chantry Flats campground, Fire Capt. Mark Savage said. The U.S. Forest Service and a Sierra Madre search and rescue team participated in the effort.
NEWS
June 19, 1985
It took about 10 hours for members of the volunteer Sierra Madre Mountain Search and Rescue Team to reach a 29-year-old hiker stranded on a crumbling granite ledge on the side of a cliff near Pasadena. The team was called after residents in the Hastings Ranch section of Pasadena heard the faint cries of the hiker, John Copeland of Los Angeles, who was stranded on the ledge more than two miles away in Bailey Canyon.
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December 5, 1990 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, 75-year-old John Dicmas, a retired hydraulic engineer from Arcadia, hiked the mountain trails in Angeles National Forest. Authorities said Tuesday that a misstep during one of those hikes may have led to his death. "The mountains are not always friendly," Dicmas' wife, Mary, said Tuesday. "But he enjoyed them for years." Dicmas died Monday after he apparently stumbled on a mountain trail and fell 250 feet down a steep slope, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A massive search, triggered by reports that a boy fell into a trash bin that was then emptied into a garbage truck, was called off Thursday after five Pasadena students who reported the incident admitted they made it up, authorities said. Thirty-five police officers and rescue workers, aided by helicopters and canine units, spent more than six hours sifting through mountains of trash at Glendale's Scholl Canyon landfill before they learned that the report was false.
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February 14, 1998 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They went looking Friday for a body in the snow--and with it a sense of closure for those thought to be praying in vain for the lost teenage snowboarder from Brawley. "That's one of the reasons we thought we were going out today," said Tom Burhenn, president of the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team. "But we had closure of a different kind, a much better kind." More like the incredible, headline-grabbing kind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A body found over the weekend in the rugged Mt. Lukens area above Sunland-Tujunga may be that of a woman hiker who had been missing for two weeks, authorities said Sunday. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team found the severely decomposed body shortly before 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the base of a bluff near Delta Canyon, which is close to the Mt. Lukens area in Angeles National Forest, Sgt. Michael Allen said.
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