Huntington Beach

Rappeller rescued by HBFD after fall

THE URBAN search and rescue team of the Huntington Beach Fire Department rescues a person who fell into the Santa Ana Riverbed (HBFD photo).

It seems like nearly every time there’s more than a trickle of water in the Santa Ana River, someone decides to pay it a visit, whether it’s rafters, swimmers or – in this case – rappelling into the riverbed.

(Rappelling is using a rope and harness to descend from a structure or natural feature such as a cliff).

According to the Huntington Beach Fire Department, a person trying to do that Friday night fell and the HBFD’s Urban Search and Rescue team went into action and performed what was described as a “high angle rope rescue.”

The patient was treated and transported to a local hospital.

Andrew Do will “Meet on Main” in GG

The latest “Meet on Main” event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at the Wesley Village apartments, 10861 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove, with Orange County Supervisor hosted by the Garden Grove Neighborhood Association.

Do, who represents the First District (Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Westminster) will speak about homelessness, public safety and other topics related to county government. There will also be an opportunities for questions-and-answers with Do.

The session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the complex located east of Main Street. For more information, call (714) 834-3110.


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