Family recounts terrifying moments after kayak with 4-year-old overturns on Sacramento River

REDDING, Calif. — Several members of a family had to be rescued after their kayak overturned, dumping several children into the Sacramento River in the area of Wyndam Drive yesterday evening, Saturday, May 1. One of the children involved in the scary ordeal, all of whom were wearing safety flotation vests, was four-years-old. LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES: Robbed of casino […]

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Rock climber airlifted after accident at Ortega Falls

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Reports of a rock climber who was seriously injured after falling while hiking at Ortega Falls near Lake Elsinore led to a dramatic rescue when the victim had to be hoisted out of the steep and inaccessible canyon by a Sheriff’s rescue chopper Sunday April 25. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: More details emerge after Fallbrook […]

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Dunsmuir fall victim rescued after Hedge Creek Falls accident

DUNSMUIR, Calif. — Several fire and rescue agencies came together to conduct a remote area rescue after a man suffered multiple injuries following a fall at Hedge Creek Falls in Dunsmuir Sunday, April 11. Hedge Creek Falls is located in the Shasta Cascade area just west of Interstate 5, about 55 miles north of Redding. The falls’ close proximity to the […]

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Three rescued, two hospitalized, after Lake Elsinore Sea-Doo mishap

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Three people sustained minor injuries, including one adult and a child who were hospitalized, after a watercraft accident left the trio stranded and their Sea-Doo capsized in the water at Lake Elsinore Monday afternoon, March 22. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Deputy hospitalized, suspect dead after shots fired during Perris standoff Discovery of woman’s body in Temecula […]

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Multi-agency callout after bridge collapse near old Pondosa mill

PONDOSA, Calif. — Although authorities have not yet provided any details, official radio traffic and a CHP incident log indicate that multiple law enforcement and fire agencies responded to reports of a bridge collapse that may have involved a vehicle this afternoon, Sunday, Sept. 20. According to CHP’s incident log, Cal Fire-Shasta Trinity firefighters who made their way to the […]

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Autistic girl, 4, rescued after tumbling 70′ down cliff overlooking Sacramento River

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say charges will be filed against the mother of an autistic child after the youth went missing in downtown Redding Wednesday morning, June 3. Two officers involved in the search eventually found the young victim about 70 feet down a steep and rocky embankment according to officials; who later reported the little girl became “suspended and […]

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Trying to rescue child from Clear Creek, man swept into gorge

REDDING, Calif. — Trying to rescue a child from the fast-moving currents of Clear Creek in Redding, a Red Bluff man was swept downstream into a narrow and treacherous section of whitewater within Clear Creek Gorge Wednesday afternoon, June 3. Although the child eventually managed to safely exit the water, the man became stranded on a large boulder after he […]

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Community rallies to locate missing Anza woman, 88

ANZA — Sheriff’s authorities who spearheaded an hours-long search for a missing, 88-year-old Anza woman later credited community members they say assisted with the victim’s successful search and return home Thursday, Aug. 29. “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members,” sheriff’s officials said in a social media post after the victim […]

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Crews pull two to safety in dramatic Ladder Canyon rescue

MECCA — Firefighters called to help two hikers who had become stranded in Ladder Canyon near Mecca plucked one of the injured victims to safety after the victim fell 25-40 feet into the canyon, Sunday morning, Aug. 11. CHP assisted in the rescue, by flying firefighters and other rescuers into the remote and inaccessible area. Ladder Canyon is a popular […]

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Woman, 22, critical after pulled from Sacramento River

REDDING — A 22-year-old woman was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition after an officer pulled her lifeless body from the Sacramento River in Redding yesterday afternoon, Thursday, July 4. The victim was reportedly swept down river into whitewater conditions near the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District (ACID) diversion dam, after she and three companions used pool/lake inflatables to […]

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