On Saturday July 29th, just after 10:00PM, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team responded to a call to assist Montrose Search and Rescue to locate a missing mountain biker in the area of Switzer Campground. Crews searched Switzer Falls, Brown Mountain and Arroyo Seco Canyon. Due to the large search area, and cloud cover that prevented the utilization of helicopters to aid in the search, Sierra Madre Search and Rescue was also called in to assist.
At approximately 3:30AM, the mountain biker was located in Arroyo Seco Canyon. The 44 year old male residing in Santa Monica had run out of water and lost sight of the trail because of overgrown brush. Rescue team members began hiking the victim out of the canyon, reaching their vehicles at 6:30AM. The uninjured victim was driven to his parents residence in La Canada. This rescue operation concluded at 8:00AM Sunday morning.