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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »