Body Recovery

January 10, 1976
Sierra San Pedro de Partir, Baja

Author: Jim Fairchild

Sierra Madre Search & Rescue team called to say manpower was requested for the technical evacuation of a Mexican boy's body from near the Observatory north of Canyon del Diablo. Upon learning that 17 members of the San Diego team were already there, and that 4 Sierra Madre men were going, we opted to remain on standyby. Well, as it turned out, it was quite an epic evacuation, and we should have gone. It was accomplished in good style without our assistance, but due to unknown factors and complications, was quite different from what preliminary information indicated. It's always that way in Baja.