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 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

2021-023

Deer Springs Missing Person May 20, 2021Deer Springs Trail Head2021-023 Written by Shawn Dennstedt. At approximately 2110 hours, a callout was initiated via Mission Manager for members to respond to the Deer Springs trailhead in [...]

2021-022

Search Mt. Waterman May 19, 2021Mt. Waterman, San Gabrial Mts.2021-022 Written by Blake Douglas. On Saturday May 15th, resident George Null of Los Angeles County was reported missing after not returning from a habitual day [...]

2021-021

Death Valley Search May 13, 2021Saline Valley Hot Springs, Death Valley NP2021-021 Written by Vinay Rao. On Tuesday, May11th, RMRU received an OES (Office of Emergency Services) callout to assist with a search in a [...]

2021-019

Lost Hiker near Peak May 07, 2021San Jacinto High Country2021-019 Written by James Eckhardt. On Friday night, I had just gotten to sleep when I heard a callout on my phone. A backpacker had called [...]

2021-018

Mapping Indio May 04, 2021Indio2021-017 Written by James Eckhardt. On Tuesday morning, I got a call from Gwenda notifying me that the Indio Police Department was requesting help with mapping on a search for a [...]

2021-017

Deer Springs Hiker April 19, 2021Deer Springs Trailhead2021-017 Written by Beth Jeffery. As everyone was headed to bed, we received a call out at 10:40pm on April 19, 2021. There was a lost hiker on [...]

2021-023

Deer Springs Missing Person May 20, 2021Deer Springs Trail Head2021-023 Written by Shawn Dennstedt. At approximately 2110 hours, a callout was initiated via Mission Manager for members to respond to the Deer Springs trailhead in [...]

2021-022

Search Mt. Waterman May 19, 2021Mt. Waterman, San Gabrial Mts.2021-022 Written by Blake Douglas. On Saturday May 15th, resident George Null of Los Angeles County was reported missing after not returning from a habitual day [...]

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.