Rescue Couple and Two Dogs

January 16, 2015
Skyline Trail in South Corona

Written by Dana Potts

On Friday afternoon at approximately 1:30 P.M. RMRU was called out to the Skyline Trail in South Corona. A local couple had hiked up the canyon from the trailhead in search of a waterfall. Along with them were their two small dogs. Once the couple had arrived near the end of the canyon, they began to hike up what appeared to be a previously used trail. After a short hike up, they found themselves perched upon a small rocky ledge barely big enough for the couple. They then found that climbing back down with the two dogs was too difficult for them and subsequently dialed 9-1-1.

A short time later RMRU member Dana, a Corona resident, responded from his home and within 15 minutes was a base camp. Dana met with the Riverside Sheriff's helicopter that was waiting at the base of the hill. The air crew again demonstrated their expertise by lowering Dana on a 5 foot by 5 foot piece of hillside. The area around him was loose rock and dirt with large bushes and trees. Both subjects were instructed how the hoist would work and then hoisted up one at a time. I then placed our little K9 friends into a Rope Bag for the ride up into the helicopter. They seemed happy enough in the Rope Bag and just stayed there until the helicopter returned to base.

Dogs in Rope Bag

Dogs in Rope Bag in Helicopter
Photo by Dana Potts.

Subjects with Dana

Subjects with Dana at Base
Photo by Unknown.

RMRU Members Involved: Dana Potts.