Injured Hiker Saddle Junction
May, 2nd 2009
By Grace Manues
May 2, 2009
RMRU was called to assist Cal Fire and Idyllwild Fire with the evacuation
of an injured hiker with a suspsected broken ankle. The hiker was near
Saddle Junction, 2.5 miles above Humber Park. However, good weather and
availability allowed the Riverside Sheriff's Aviation Unit to land nearby
and quickly evacuate the injured hiker to the Lake Hemet Sheriff Substation.
Responding team members included some of RMRU's newest members who were
just returning from an all day, multi-team training exercise in Joshua
Tree; they included Les Walker, Chuck Springer, Tom Mahood, and Bob Bakos.
Other veteran team members responding included Pete Carlson, William Carlson,
Grace Manues, Jim Manues and Dana Potts. Thanks to all. And a special
thanks to Henry Negrete of Idyllwild Fire for keeping us posted on the