Search turned into body recovery

June 17, 2001
Humber Park

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By Debbiy Riegle

RMRU responded to a call for James Leonard Schnell whom had a fall. The search for the hiker then turned into a body recovery due to a heart attack. San Bernardino's helicopter was called on scene. They found the subject and his wife and they dropped off one of their medics. RMRU sent teams up the Devils Slide Trail and two members were flown up to Skunk Cabbage Meadow. The subject's body was winched out by the helicopter while the teams out in the field went to meet the subject's wife. The subject's wife was escorted by RMRU to the trail head. Her husband was flown to Keenwild where the coroner was waiting.