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Tribal Segment – February 16, 2022

5:00 – 6:00 AM and 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Hour 3 Seg 2 – Tribal Segment

Listen to Hour 3 Seg 2

PALM SPRINGS MOUNTED POLICE/SEARCH AND RESCUE w/ Chris Castro re: Tribal Ranger and “on call” for Search and Rescue.
– REPORT that the unit has been around since 1949 and is a reserved unit of the P.S. Police.
– REPORT that they don’t use horses anymore.  You had to have your own horse then.
– REPORT that they are all volunteers.
– DISCUSSION that when the call come in, they set up a search team.  Cell phones help to locate lost hikers, etc. Sometimes use aviation units. 
– REPORT on how they “hoist” the lost person, possibly hurt, dehydrated, etc., They stabilize the person then airlift them to safety.
– DISCUSSION of the “screamer suit” that is used to hoist folks back up into the copter.  Fly them back to a triage center.
– REPORT that they do public relations @ the trail heads to give the public safety information etc., i.e. water, cell phones, property shoes, property clothing, knowing where they are, etc.
– REPORT on all the support from the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians!!! 
– DISCUSSION of how they have even rescued animals!!!
– DISCUSSION of his duties as a tribal ranger.
– (contact info: FB PAGE.  Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue and call 911.).


Rest in Peace

Christine McVie R.I.P. 7.12.43 – 11.30.22

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