Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit

A California Mountain Rescue Team

All Volunteer Mountain Rescue Team

We specialize in high angle rock, helicopter and snow & ice rescues in Riverside County

All volunteer mountain rescue team

We specialize in high angle rock, helicopter and snow & ice rescues in Riverside County

Technical Rescue
RMRU is trained to perform high angle rock rescues
Helicopter Rescue
RMRU works with Riverside Sheriff’s Aviation to safely extract lost and injured hikers and climbers
Snow Rescues
RMRU is prepared to perform rescues in the most severe conditions and terrain
Snow & Ice
RMRU is prepared to perform rescues in the most severe conditions and terrain
Technical Rescue
RMRU is trained to perform high angle rock rescues
Helicopter Rescue
RMRU works with Riverside Sheriff’s Aviation to safely extract lost and injured hikers and climbers

Recent Mission Summaries

2022-015

Lost off Trail May 15, 2022Devils Slide Trail2022-015 Written by: Eric Holden Tom was spending the night at my house to get ready for a big canyoneering trip the next morning. While he was disassembling [...]

2022-014

Stuck Climbers May 08, 2022Tahquitz Rock, Idyllwild2022-014 Written by: Donny Goetz Around 8:45 pm, the second call of the night came through. Three climbers were stranded 550’ up the side of Tahquitz rock on a [...]

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Injured Hiker Tamarack May 7, 2022Tamarack Valley Area2022-013 Written by: Richard Yocum On 5/7/2022 at 1617 hours RMRU was requested to assist a middle-aged female hiker with an injured leg below San Jacinto Peak in [...]

2022-012

Lost Hikers Round Valley May 5, 2022Tamarack Valley Area2022-012 Written by: Blake Douglas On the evening of Thursday, May 5, the team was notified that Riverside Sheriff’s Office Aviation was attempting a hoist rescue in [...]

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Cold and Wet Backpacker April 22, 2022Saddle Junction and Chinquapin Flats2022-011 Written by: Caleb Milner The call came out around 10:30 at night for a lost and distressed backpacker who was very cold and wet. [...]

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Missing Hiker Tramway March 31, 2022Tramway to San Jacinto Peak2022-010 Written by: Editor The call came at 8:45pm that a hiker was missing from a hike to San Jacinto Peak from the Tramway. As team [...]

2022-015

Lost off Trail May 15, 2022Devils Slide Trail2022-015 Written by: Eric Holden Tom was spending the night at my house to get ready for a big canyoneering trip the next morning. While he was disassembling [...]

2022-014

Stuck Climbers May 08, 2022Tahquitz Rock, Idyllwild2022-014 Written by: Donny Goetz Around 8:45 pm, the second call of the night came through. Three climbers were stranded 550’ up the side of Tahquitz rock on a [...]

Join our team

RMRU is a group of volunteers trained and ready to respond to wilderness emergencies. At any hour of the day, law enforcement agencies, national park or military officials may call upon us to aid an unfortunate victim. We are on constant alert to search for and effect the rescue of hikers, skiers, rock climbers and outdoors enthusiasts whenever and wherever tragedy strikes.