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Praising SM Search & Rescue

I wanted to share a great story about Sierra Madre Search and Rescue. These guys are always great, but this was awesome.


Deb Burgess


– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – by Deb Burgess, co-owner Adam’s Pack Station, Chantry Flat and owner of cabin in Santa Anita Canyon – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

A man came up on Friday (Aug. 20) wanting to post signs for his lost adult son. His son had come up a few days before to do some back country hiking and camping. He was fully prepared.

At one point his son decided to abandon his backpack  after being exposed to poison oak and went home. A day later he decided to try to find his backpack and then continue his trip.

His dad had not heard from him for a few days and wanted to post signs. We posted the sign and others were posted around the canyon. On Sunday, the dad came back up and hooked up with Dave, our canyon patrol, to try and back trace his son’s steps.

In the meantime, his mom contacted Search and Rescue. They checked and discovered that apparently the son came out of the forest at a different location and had been located some time earlier. Search and Rescue took the time to set up groups to return to the canyon and find the dad to let him know that his son had been found.

If it were not for this talented group of people, the dad would have spent hours hoping to find his son. Others have benefited from the tremendous knowledge that our Search and Rescue team have of our canyon.

Please thank everyone for their dedication.

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