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Montrose Search and Rescue Team honored by sheriff’s department

The Montrose Search and Rescue Team was honored with the Mission of the Year award by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on Thursday for aiding in the search of a hiker who went missing for a week in the Angeles National Forest this past June.
The Montrose Search and Rescue Team was honored with the Mission of the Year award by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on Thursday for aiding in the search of a hiker who went missing for a week in the Angeles National Forest this past June.
(Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

The Montrose Search and Rescue Team was honored by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on Thursday for its help in finding a hiker this past June who had been missing for a week in the Angeles National Forest.

Members of the all-volunteer team were recognized with the Search and Rescue Mission of the Year award for taking part in the search for Eugene Jo, who went missing for several days in late June after becoming separated from his hiking group.

The members were just a few of the more than 300 people who dedicated 3,000 hours and combed through over 4,000 acres searching for Jo.

After seven days of searching he was eventually found by members of the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team down a ravine in the Devil’s Canyon area, according to the department.

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Jo, who didn’t suffer any major injuries from the ordeal, was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

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