16-year-old separated from group

October 11, 1981
Mt. San Jacinto

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As RMRU members were returning home from training, we were contacted by Sgt. Dave Weakly of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department that a 16 year old boy had become separated from his group as they were hiking up to Mt. San Jacinto from the tramway. There was only a couple of hours of light left in the day, and weather conditions on the mountain were deteriorating, so speed would be of the essence. just as the pagers were about to be activated, we received another call from Sgt. Weakly that the boy had walked out to Humber Park in Idyllwild.