LASD News

#LASD Search and Rescue Teams have responded to Mount Baldy,


#LASD Search and Rescue Teams have responded to Mount Baldy

#LASD Search and Rescue Teams have responded to Mount Baldy, San Bernardino County, for day 5 of the search for two missing hikers.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue (SAR) team members are a mix of deputies and volunteers. They are always training in many different types of weather and terrain to be prepared for most anything. The weight of their backpack, full of gear and first aid supplies, adds to the already tough search.

In 2006, LASD SAR created “VIRT”, Vertical Ice Response Team. They are trained to safely operate in highly technical and dangerous ice conditions. They train yearly by climbing frozen waterfalls (pictured). The VIRT photo is from a training, NOT from this current search.