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Two Minimum-Security Inmates Rescued on Skedaddle Mountain During Firefighter Training Exercise

Susanville– Two minimum-security inmates were returned to the California Correctional Center (CCC) after being lost during an Antelope Conservation Camp (CC #25) training exercise near Wendell, California, on June 25, 2014.

Inmates Joshua Satterfield and Korey Kirvin were assigned to an inmate firefighting crew from CC #25, located outside of Susanville. The camp houses approximately 140 minimum-custody inmates.

Satterfield and Kirvin were last seen during a three-mile hike on steep terrain at Skedaddle Mountain in northern Lassen County. At approximately 3 p.m., the CAL FIRE captain assigned to the crew noticed the two inmates were absent and contacted the CCC Watch Commander to initiate walkaway search procedures.

CAL FIRE Air Support, along with local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol, were notified and assisted in the search for the two inmates.

At approximately 5:55 p.m., two CAL FIRE captains who were assisting with the search located the missing inmates. The captains contacted the CAL FIRE helicopter pilot, who responded to the area. The inmates waved and flashed their headlamps to the helicopter pilot, who was able to confirm their location.

The CAL FIRE captains made contact with the two inmates and they were returned to CCC with no further incident. Satterfield and Kirvin said they got separated from the rest of the fire crew and went down the wrong face of the mountain. Although neither inmate received any injuries due to this incident, they did suffer from dehydration.

June 27, 2014                       

Contact: Lt. Charles Gilmore
(530) 257-2181×4110

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