Two women hikers separated

November 15, 1998
San Jacinto Peak

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A female hiker, separated from her party and running out of daylight, decided to wait out the night in the stone hut just below the summit of San Jacinto peak. No one knew she was relatively safe. RMRU was contacted. By the time teams were able to deploy it was nearly sun-up. The Sheriff’s Dept. dispatched a helicopter which made an aerial search of the summit area and the stone hut. The pilot determined that the subject, who was in good condition, could be effectively airlifted from the hut location, saving both time and manpower. This was done and search teams were returned to base.