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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Friday August 31st, 2012 :: 08:32 a.m. PDT


Man Suffering Psychotic Episode Rescued from Canyon by LASD Malibu Search and Rescue Team

Sheriff's Malibu Search and Rescue Team members responded at 9:15PM to the 5900 block of Trancas Canyon Road, Malibu on Thursday to conduct a canyon
search for a man believed to be injured from a fall and suffering a psychotic episode.

Deploying night vision goggles and forward-looking infrared (FLIR) devices to assist the search efforts, the team located the 33-year old Chicago, Illinois man several hundred feet into the canyon.

The man was assisted up the hillside of the canyon to awaiting deputies and paramedics. He was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Search and Rescue Team members are Reserve Sheriff’s deputies who volunteer their time to help others for $1 a year, and who partner with sheriff’s civilian volunteers who volunteer for free. There are over 150 members of the eight Search and Rescue teams of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. These rescuers were activated for over 450 search and rescue missions last year, making it one of the most active counties for search and rescue missions in the nation. Reserve deputies and civilian volunteers are supervised by full-time sheriff’s deputies.

David Katz, Reserve Sergeant
Malibu Search and Rescue Team
Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
(310) 880-3304

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Mike Parker, Captain
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Calabasas, CA 91301

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