Ill Hiker on PCT

March 15, 2011
Garner Valley, Highway 74

Written by Nick Nixon

A callout message was sent at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. A female high school-age subject was on a group outing on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) north of Highway 74 when she became ill and was unable to hike. Cal-Fire had first responded at 9:00 p.m. the previous evening. However, Cal-Fire was concerned that they might need assistance from a mountain-trained rescue team in evacuating the young woman. I responded with an RMRU team vehicle and joined three members of DSAR (Riverside County Sheriff's Desert Search and Rescue). This joint team was staged to support Cal-Fire as the subject was located and evacuated about 5:00 a.m.

RMRU Team members present: Nick Nixon.

Assisting team: Riverside County Sheriff's Desert Search and Rescue.