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

2022-035

Hikers Injured in Snow November 8, 2022San Gorgonia2022-035 Written by: Steven Rider and Beth Jeffery Steven:Tuesday, November 8th RMRU received a call that (SBSO) San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office was requesting assistance for a possible carryout [...]

2022-034

Hypothermic Climbers October 22, 2022Tahquitz Rock, Idyllwild2022-034 Written by: James Eckhardt On Saturday evening I was relaxing at home after hiking with Tyler to the chockstone on the North Face of San Jacinto earlier in [...]

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Lost Hiker October 15, 2022Ramona Trail, San Jacinto Mountains2022-033 Written by: Thomas Blanke Subject reported as lost on Thomas Mountain. Team was in Idyllwild on stand-by after Suicide Rock carry out was completed. Deputy requested [...]

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Fallen Climber October 15, 2022Suicide Rock, Idyllwild2022-032 Written by: Richard Yocam On 10/15/2022 at about 1348 hours Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit received a request to locate and rescue a rock climber who had fallen while [...]

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Burned Out Car October 02, 2022Lake Hemet Fairview Fire2022-031 Written by: Ray Weden A burned-out car was located off Rouse Ridge near the Fairview Fire burn scar. The car came back from a check by [...]

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Lost Hiker and Dog September 30, 2022Deer Springs Trail, San Jacinto Mountains2022-030 Written by: Jessie Virga Around 8pm we were notified of a lost hiker near the Deer Springs Trailhead. I left the gym right [...]

2022-035

Hikers Injured in Snow November 8, 2022San Gorgonia2022-035 Written by: Steven Rider and Beth Jeffery Steven:Tuesday, November 8th RMRU received a call that (SBSO) San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office was requesting assistance for a possible carryout [...]

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Hypothermic Climbers October 22, 2022Tahquitz Rock, Idyllwild2022-034 Written by: James Eckhardt On Saturday evening I was relaxing at home after hiking with Tyler to the chockstone on the North Face of San Jacinto earlier in [...]

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.