Posted: December 29, 2009 in Uncategorized

Valley Response Magazine

Spring 2010 Issue


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Young sledder rescued

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December 28, 2009 10:22 PM

On Monday, a 13-year-old boy was rescued after becoming separated from his family while sledding in the Chimney Peak area the previous day, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department reported.

According to the TCSD report, the missing juvenile, who had been visiting the area with family from Bakersfield, was reported missing to the TCSD at 5:54 p.m.

An extensive, overnight search for the juvenile was conducted by the TCSD, Kern County Sheriff’s Department Air One, Kern Valley Search and Rescue, China Lake Mountain Search and Rescue, Sequoia Mountain Rescue, Kern Valley Search and Rescue, Liberty Ambulance and a helicopter from the China Lake Naval Air Station. A total of 34 personnel were dedicated to the search.

The boy was located Sunday at about 9:20 a.m. approximately one mile from where he was last seen.

He was airlifted to Loma Linda Hospital in San Bernardino by a helicopter from the China Lake Naval Air Station.

Upon his rescue, he was responsive and alert.


Sequoia Mountain Rescue

Posted: December 29, 2009 in Uncategorized

Sequoia Mountain Rescue (SMR) is the primary fast-response technical rescue team in Tulare County, California. SMR specializes in difficult alpine operations involving technical rescues and recoveries that require extensive training and professionalism. Officially sanctioned by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department, we are responsible for the rescue of lost and injured persons throughout the mountains and foothills of the southwestern Sierra Nevada. The Team is trained and equipped to excel in any mountain environment at any time of year.

SMR is made up of a diverse group pf professionals that are drawn together by a common passion for mountain adventure and a willingness to freely give of themselves to protect others. SMR has the desire and the drive to succeed. It is this desire and drive within each individual team member that strengthens the team as a whole.




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