Missing Hiker Found In Mount San Jacinto Wilderness

PALM SPRINGS (CBS) — A Redondo Beach man was missing since Saturday has been found alive Monday in the Mount San Jacinto wilderness.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

Brian Carrico, 57, went cross-country skiing Saturday morning and called family members around noon. A helicopter search crew spotted Carrico Monday afternoon near Wellman Divide at an elevation of 9,700 feet.

Two or more feet of snow fell in the area over the weekend. Rescuers say the 57-year-old made a snow cave and SOS markings. His condition is not known.

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One Comment

  1. Nordic says:

    San Jacinto Hiker found alive . Caved in and put a marker out for searchers
    Congratulations to SAR teams and OES

  2. Reza says:

    I don’t undrestand! there is always a case like that.
    I just ask when ever the weather is like that whay some people think its ok to go hikong in wilderness.
    it really dos’t take that much brain to knoe you just don’t go hiking in winter spwcially when forcast calls foe snow… duuuuuuuh

  3. l. marie figtree says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Carrico and especially to the rescuers who found him – God’s continued blessings to you all!

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