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  • CHP Officers involved in water rescues this week share their experiences

    March 23, 2011 2:31 AM

    For most of the year, they fly under the radar, but the California Highway Patrol's Air Rescue unit has been a lifeline in the sky for some folks along the Central Coast this week. The team out of Paso Robles performed two water rescues Monday. We took to the... more »
  • U.S. Forest Service could resume night operations

    June 30, 2010 10:05 PM

    The U.S. Forest Service is deciding whether to make a key policy change affecting how it fights fires. The Forest Service currently does not fly at night, but a Southern California lawmaker is pushing for the change. The Forest Service stopped the practice in the early 1980s because of... more »
  • Hiker rescued by a helicopter Sunday after falling of a cliff

    May 2, 2010 10:05 PM

    A hiker had to be rescued by a helicopter today after falling off a cliff. Now firefighters have a message for other hikers. It happened near paradise beach around 3 o'clock this afternoon. A man hiking a few miles in from the road fell off a cliff and... more »
  • Helicopter rescuing woman who fell from Bishop Peak

    February 15, 2010 3:43 PM

    A helicopter rescue is underway at Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo, where San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies say an 18-year-old woman has fallen. The call came in just after 11:00 this morning, and medical personnel are on scene. The woman reportedly fell off the trail head, but... more »
  • Emergency crews to hold helicopter rescue drill

    February 3, 2010 2:25 PM

    People driving on Highway 101 near Vista Point may see a helicopter rescue from the road today, but emergency officials say it's just a planned drill. Santa Barbara County Fire officials are planning to conduct a drill scenario where a hiker falls 150 feet from a cliff to the... more »
  • Helicopter rescues injured woman from Bishop Peak

    January 4, 2010 5:36 PM

    A woman is rescued by a CHP helicopter from Bishop Peak Monday afternoon. According to the San Luis Obispo Police Department, emergency crews responded to the peak after a 74-year-old woman fell at the top of the peak. Authorities say she suffered a compound fracture to her ankle. A... more »

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