School district officials were investigating what went wrong after more than a dozen students and staff from Downey High School were rescued from Mt. The group of student athletes and coaches became stranded during what was supposed to be a team-building hike, said Ashley Greaney, a spokesperson for the Downey Unified School District. About 51 students from Downey High’s soccer and lacrosse teams, along with three coaches, set out at 9 a.m. Monday for a group hike up the mountain, officials said. A helicopter team located most of the group and hoisted 10 students and three adults to safety Monday night, sheriff’s officials said. People frequently become stranded there, and helicopter rescues are often the only way to get them off the rugged terrain, Bachman said.
Source: Los Angeles Times July 21, 2021 19:18 UTC