California Trails

Four Rescue Attempts Keep Searchers Busy in Northern California

The same helicopter crew responded to multiple incidents last weekend, rescuing three of the four parties.

Last weekend was action packed for California Highway Patrol rescuers, who responded to four separate incidents starting with a very ill PCT hiker who activated his SPOT device for help. After that, the crew rescued a climber who fell off a cliff at Donner Summit while rappelling and a man who was swept into the South Fork Yuba River from Emerald Pools. Another man, who was reported missing after swimming the Merced River, has not yet been found.