Trapped man rescued from California’s Mt. Rubidoux
March 26, 2013 1:08PM
This March 25, 2013 image provided by the Riverside Fire Department shows rescue officials transporting a man found Monday on Mount Rubidoux in Riverside, Calif. The unidentified hiker apparently fell between some rocks. The man may have been there overnight or up to four days because he was severely dehydrated, although he was alert. (AP Photo/Riverside Fire Department)
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man who was trapped in boulders on a Southern California mountain for up to five days is hospitalized in good condition.
Riverside fire Capt. Bruce Vanderhorst says the man is being treated Tuesday for severe dehydration. His name wasn’t released.
Ramon Llamas tells KTTV-TV that his dog, Mole, whimpered, tugged his pants leg and led him to some rocks Monday morning on Mount Rubidoux in Riverside.
He saw a man trapped in a hole between two boulders. He gave the man bottled water.
Vanderhorst says rescuers freed the man, but without his shoes or pants. He says the man seemed confused, telling rescuers he’d been there for both a day and for five days.
Llamas says he retrieved the man’s dirty tennis shoes and will return them.