A Culver City woman was rescued Sunday in the San Jacinto Mountains after she became separated from her hiking group
Riverside County Sheriffs deputies responded to the call at 10:12 p.m. at the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway when other hikers reported Wang Xiuyan, of Culver City missing.
State Park Rangers established a three person "Hasty Team" and attempted to respond to the hiker's last known location. Due to high winds and icy conditions they were initially unable to reach the hiker. On Monday at about 8:05 a.m., members from the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) located Xiuyan near her last known location.
Xiuyan was escorted back to her vehicle. Xiuyan was not injured and appeared to be in good spirits. She did not require medical treatment according the Sheriff's Department.
In the press release on the incident the Riverside County Sheriff's Department reminded hiking enthusiasts to carry proper equipment for any outdoor excursion. Proper preparedness includes a well thought-out plan shared with friends and family, as well as familiarity with common hiking equipment, such as, G.P.S., maps and compasses. RMRU offers several helpful, lifesaving tips at their website (www.rmru.org).