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Leonard B July 16, 2013 at 04:54 pm
Yes, the police would like you to call in if you have any information about a male body that wasRead More found. They refuse to release any information about his name, age, or ethnicity. He's just a man - call if you have info about a dead man.
Steve Grasha July 16, 2013 at 07:38 pm
I have spoken to family and this is what I can report with confidence. Ken was on his way from 29Read More palms to Los Angeles when he for some reason exited the 62 freeway and got his Fiat stuck in the sand on Sunday afternoon. The car was just found a today, a few hours ago by Riverside Sheriff Detectives. Kenny had broken his Cell phone last week and was unable to call for help. He then walked 3 miles in the desert sun to call box number 6 on Hwy 62 and placed a call through CALTRANS to KIP in 29 Palms asking for help, Kip drove from 29 Palms on Sunday and was not able to find Kenny as the little Fiat was in a very low spot of the desert and not visible from the road, the fiat was Tan in color the exact same color as the surrounding sand. Kip called Kenny's mother and she had not heard from Kenny. Kip assumed Kenny must have gotten free from the desert and headed off to his Photo shoot. Kenny's body was found yesterday near the freeway as he appeared to be trying to make his way to the pilot station near Indian and the I-10. He died less than 100 yards from help. God bless you my Ken Rambo.... This link takes you to the spot were Kenny was found. http://goo.gl/maps/qeS4E
Michael Gambill July 17, 2013 at 07:57 am
The body found is that of my friend Kenny Sullard. His car broke down on Hwy 62 and he was walkingRead More for help. He died of exposure according to the police.
Russell K. Terry July 14, 2013 at 07:40 pm
The citizens in Williamson Valley at the base of Granite Mountain in Prescott send our prayers andRead More thoughts to the MacKenzie family. The Granite Mountain Hotshots saved out community and property from the DOCE fire. He is a HERO and will forever be in our prayers.
Christopher Douglas/Photo courtesy of CAL FIRE
april ann July 9, 2013 at 09:53 pm
What difference does it make why he stopped? It is my impression that he was the driver of the calRead More fire truck. The truck stopped on the Monterey ramp, not Washington. There are a hundred valid reasons for him to stop. He dropped some important gear because he was so busy trying to rush to another humans aid, he thought he ran over an animal, he heard a pop, and thought the trucks tire blew, etc. etc, etc. the important thing is that for whatever reason he stopped, it must've been pretty damn important! Why would this man stop for some trivial reason when he has devoted his life to saving other people's....complete strangers lives. I think everyone should give this man the benefit of the doubt, and stop trying to validate his death. Have some respect for his family, and brothers and sisters with Cal Fire suffering from this tragedy. If you don't think these people read the insensitive comments...think again!
Brenda July 10, 2013 at 10:46 am
April Ann, I am not sure there is a 100 valid reasons to stop on the freeway, but it does matterRead More where you stand thats for sure. I do not think anyone here is saying anything mean or misleading bout the firemans decisions, but knowing what prempted him stopping the truck would answer alot of questions. The whole of the community is feeling the pain for this man who served our communitiesand his untimely death.
bob pulone July 15, 2013 at 05:57 pm
it is sad that this fireman died, but it appears to me that he could have prevented this accident.Read More Most people realize that when you exit a vehicle, you always look before opening your door....ask any bicyclist. It seems the fireman did not look or he would not have stepped in front of the poor truck driver's vehicle. Also, the fire truck should have parked so the back end was angled to the left, to enable the driver to safely open his door. I read where the driver of the truck was looking to his left, so he could safely merge onto the 10 fwy. And, the fire truck stopped there, because there were other fire trucks up ahead' already at the accident.
Firefighters salute their fallen comrade as his remains are taken from the hospital for transport to the Riverside County Coroner's Office. Photo courtesy of CAL FIRE
april ann July 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm
I think this is a tragic loss for everyone. I did not this man personally, but from what I haveRead More heard, there could not have been a better firefighter and paramedic on the job. Our prayers go to his family, and friends.
(Patch file photo)
Sandra July 1, 2013 at 01:00 pm
I just watched the video. Very Scary ..... I can't imagine walking through that area. Why hasn't itRead More been cleaned up? There must be hundreds of rats nesting in those palm trees. We need to get on board with this, as it's a very dangerous area.
D July 1, 2013 at 01:28 pm
I am a guide in the desert. You need to know that if you are planning to hike in triple-digitRead More temps...water is not enough. You need to replace lost electrolytes and minerals and although stuff like Gatorade is most often thought of as the cure, it isn't your best choice as it is mostly sugar. I use either a tablet of Electrolytes dropped into a water bottle, or liquid Pedialyte used for dehydrated babies. About 1/3 to a full bottle. You can buy the tablets at Health Food stores and Pedialyte at the market. BE SMART AND SAFE.
D July 1, 2013 at 01:31 pm
Dear Sandra (who commented above) The area shown in the video is a nature preserve. That means withRead More the exception of some overhanging palm branches along the path, nothing is manicured or trimmed....it's natural growth. The palms you are looking at are growing in the San Andreas Fault. There are critters there, but I have never seen a RAT like the one you are thinking of. I'm guess from your comment you've never been out here or if you have never away from the artificial oasis at the hotels. You'd be amazed at the beauty in this magical desert.