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Planning a hike?

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department suggests that you fill out a hiking plan before you go hiking.




A few more photos of the Upper Ojai Search and Rescue Team being flown into Santa Paula Canyon for rope rescue training. Below the copter photos you can begin to get a sense of the beauty of Santa Paula Canyon.

On our training this day, we practiced a high angle rope rescue systems, with a litter attendant. This is where we package an injured victim in to our litter and haul the injured party along with a rescuer to the top of the cliff. This is the only way do get the subject out of the canyon. Further down the canyon it becomes impassable especially for a litter to be carried, because of the dangers of the rushing water.


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Site Last modified: March 24, 2012