Major Rescue of 6 in Snow Creek Area

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Major Rescue of 6 in Snow Creek Area

Postby neverwashasbeen » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:34 pm

Reports are that 6 hikers need to be rescued from the Snow Creek side of Mt. San Jacinto, heat related, one probably in critical condition. Helicopter in route. Hoping for a postive outcome.
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Postby Ellen » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:49 pm

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Postby scottmac » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:09 pm

The emergency vehicles are in front of the visitor center on the tram road. TV news says six hikers need rescue from between tram stations.
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:13 pm

Hope it's not anyone we know. :shock:

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Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:31 pm

I just saw a post from Steve, so it's probably not him or Fern.

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Postby scottmac » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:06 pm

Quote from KESQ ...

Cal Fire says six members from an undercover law enforcement operation were rescued from Mount San Jacinto Tuesday afternoon.

Cal Fire would not confirm what the officers were doing on the mountain top before becoming overheated and in need of being hoisted to safety by rescue crews.

The rescue operation began just before 11:30 when Palm Springs Fire got the call of 6 people needing help. They set up a command post on Tramway Road in Palm Springs before turning the operation over to Cal Fire just after noon.

No word on the condition of the officers or what law enforcement agency they were working with at this time.
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Bullet proof vests can get awfully hot in the summer.

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They should try Anza

Postby halhiker » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:25 pm

They were probably looking for weed.
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Major rescue of 6 in snow creek area

Postby Cy Kaicener » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:18 pm

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Re: They should try Anza

Postby Hikin_Jim » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:19 pm

halhiker wrote:They were probably looking for weed.
Let's see: Undercover? Law enforcement? Mountains?

Probably.

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