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

2023-042

Lost Child November 24, 2023Indian Vista Overlook, Hwy 2432023-042 Written by: Eirc Holden As I was hanging up my Christmas lights for the year we received a callout for a missing 11-year-old boy that was [...]

2023-040

Missing Person October 23, 2023Wellman Divide, San Jacinto State Park2023-040 Written by: Vinay Rao RMRU was activated in the evening on the 23rd for a lost hiker possibly at Wellman Divide who had hiked from [...]

2023-039

Injured Climber Rescue October 15, 2023Long Climb, Tahquitz Rock, Idyllwild2023-039 Written by: James Eckhardt I had just pulled into the Hemet Sheriff Station in our coms van from a search (2023-38) in Garner Valley when [...]

2023-038

Evidence Search October 15, 2023Garner Valley2023-038 Written by: James Eckhardt We were called out by the sheriff to assist with an evidence search. We searched all day and provided the sheriff’s investigators with our tracks. [...]

2023-037

Unresponsive Hiker September 30, 2023 Mount San Jacinto Peak 2023-037 Written by: Richard Yocum At 1233 pm on Saturday RMRU was activated to assist with a male hiker found unconscious and pulseless by an unrelated [...]

2023-036

Injured Hiker September 20, 2023Suicide Rock, Idyllwild, CA2023-036 Written by: James Eckhardt. I had just started driving to work when the call came out for a hiker lost near Suicide Rock with an injured ankle. [...]

2023-042

Lost Child November 24, 2023Indian Vista Overlook, Hwy 2432023-042 Written by: Eirc Holden As I was hanging up my Christmas lights for the year we received a callout for a missing 11-year-old boy that was [...]

2023-040

Missing Person October 23, 2023Wellman Divide, San Jacinto State Park2023-040 Written by: Vinay Rao RMRU was activated in the evening on the 23rd for a lost hiker possibly at Wellman Divide who had hiked from [...]

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.