Helicopter

First responders practice dangerous water rescues

Wind whipped up whitecaps on the already turbulent American River as a Sheriff’s helicopter moved in to position to save a man swept downstream. The name of the game: swift w ...

Agencies practice water rescues

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and Cal Fire rescue crews worked together to remove a colleague during a swift water rescue training at the confluence of the American River ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 3 and 10, 1964

Christmas tree detective work The United States Forest Service confiscated some 485 Christmas trees which had allegedly been cut illegally in the Pilot Creek area of the Eldorado ...

Possible jumper brings CHP copter under Foresthill Bridge

The possibility of a suicidal plunge off the Foresthill Bridge brought the California Highway Patrol helicopter searching deep into the American River canyon Monday morning. The c ...

Memorial Day weekend rescues for ultralight pilot, rafting family of 4

Memorial Day weekend turned out to be a memorable one for the Placer County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew. Fresh from a May 16 rescue of a hiker on an isolated trail near ...

CHP helicopter joins search for man near Placer High School

A California Highway Patrol helicopter joined in the search for a suspect who might have been involved in a fight in Auburn Recreation Park Tuesday night, but the man, who fled on ...

Horseback rider falls off Western States trail

A man and his horse tumbled down a steep embankment at the Auburn State Recreation Area on Sunday, injuring the man and crippling the horse. Supervising Park Ranger Scott Liske sa ...

Auburn cyclist credits helmet in surviving bone-crunching canyon fall

AUBURN CA - It’s about the most valuable few dollars Rex Maynard ever spent. A thin layer of solid plastic bolstered by a plastic-foam cushion and strapped snugly on his hea ...

Small helicopter crashes in Sheridan

A gyrocopter crashed on busy Highway 65 north of Riosa Road in Sheridan Friday afternoon, narrowly missing motorists. No one was injured. The gyrocopter, which witnesses descri ...