Rep. Schiff Honors Montrose Search and Rescue on House FloorWednesday July 11, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored the members of Montrose Search and Rescue for their life-saving work during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. In recent weeks, the team has received wide recognition of their heroism for saving a drowning girl in the Angeles National Forest. Schiff’s speech is below:
“Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the Montrose Search and Rescue team. “For over sixty-five years, Montrose Search and Rescue has been conducting life-saving operations throughout the Angeles National Forest and neighboring areas. These brave men and women have risked their own lives time and time again to rescue stranded hikers, victims of natural disasters, and anyone in need of assistance.
“Two weeks ago, their heroism was on full display. The team spotted a little girl face down, drowning in a pool of running water in the Forest. The 18-month-old girl was unconscious and had stopped breathing when they pulled her out of the water. Thanks to them, this little girl was brought back to life to the unimaginable relief and gratitude of her family.
“That young girl, along with so many others, is alive today because of the heroic actions of the Montrose Search and Rescue team. And they do all of this for their community without asking anything in return.
“Their humbling dedication to service and truly selfless desire to help those in need deserve our respect and gratitude.
"So today, I rise to say thank you, Montrose Search and Rescue, for the great work that you do and for the lives that you save through your efforts.”