News headline from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
At around 3:15 p.m. on July 4th, deputies responded to the area of Humber Park, in the Mount San Jacinto Wilderness area, regarding a report of a 13-year-old boy that had become separated from his father during a hike. The son had walked ahead of his father during the hike. The father emerged from the trail at the intended destination, but his son did not.
The Sheriff’s Department Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) was mobilized and immediately responded and began a search of the wilderness area. At around 6:00 p.m., the rescue team members located the boy approximately 1 mile from the trailhead. He was uninjured and safely reunited with his father.
The father was identified as Joshua Shipley of Cypress.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind local hikers to be mindful of even short wilderness hikes. Always take into consideration your experience level, knowledge of the terrain, weather, and your personal physical limitations. Remember to bring enough water, fully charged communication devices, such as cellular or satellite telephones, and wear appropriate clothing. Always let friends and relatives know where you intend on hiking, and when you plan to return.
Anyone with information or comments regarding this incident is asked to contact the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station at 951-922-7100 or by email to CabazonStation@RiversideSheriff.org.
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Friday, July 6, 2012
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