El Dorado County Search and Rescue kept busy on South Shore

[South Tahoe Now]

Wednesday and Thursday were very busy for local safety personnel and volunteers in El Dorado County as they responded to four search and rescue calls and another call concerning suspicious gunshots.

At noon Wednesday, August 9, Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers were initially told a male hiker on the Tahoe Rim Trail near Freel Peak was suffering from an allergic reaction to peanuts. The victim was able to walk out to awaiting rescuers near Willow Creek Road below Horse Thief Canyon.

At 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, SAR received a call of an injured mountain biker on a trail above homes on Mule Deer Circle on the Angora Ridge. Lake Valley Fire/Medics also responded and helped the victim with their leg injury and they were then carried off the mountain on a litter...