Man rescued after becoming lost in Desolation Wilderness
June 14, 2011
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A 31-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was rescued Sunday evening after becoming lost in Desolation Wilderness.
A dozen foot teams, including search and rescue members from El Dorado and Douglas counties, responded to the wilderness area Saturday afternoon after friends reported the man did not return as planned from a trip between Echo Lakes and Eagle Falls, said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lt. Les Lovell.
The man was eventually able to get cell phone service and contacted his friends. Search and rescue personnel located the man about 5 p.m. Sunday near Loon Lake, several miles from his intended destination, Lovell said.
The man was flown, uninjured, by the National Guard to safety, Lovell said.