Three women freeze to death in California mountains, agents say

More global warming in California?

12 Feb 2020 – Five people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally found themselves lost in a snowstorm Monday in mountains east of San Diego, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents say.

Rescuers found the women but could not revive two of them, agents say. The third died during lifesaving efforts. Because of the storm, agents were not able to retrieve their bodies Monday.

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7 thoughts on “Three women freeze to death in California mountains, agents say”

  1. The Cuyamacas are far from the tallest mountains in California, but are notoriously rugged and difficult to traverse. Cold and frequently snowy in winter, hot and bone dry is summer. Bad place to be walking unprepared.

  2. It’s definitely a danger when the tell everyone nothing except the record warmth, especially at the poles, which somehow translates to record ice extent. I am sort of dense, I would like them to explain that to me though.

  3. I used to live about 30 miles from where that happened. There rate times when it’s ever going to snow in San Diego County it is most likely to happen near Mount Laguna which is where that happened. Also, people running the border and heading around that way are at special risk from mountain lion attacks, especially if they “camp” down below the Pine Valley bridge (see link to give you an idea what that turf is like). The mountain lions in that area are known to be unusually large and aggressive.

    Before you go around feeling sorry for these people consider this… if you live out that way, you NEVER drive on the freeway in the fast lane at night. Why? Because you risk running into some “coyote” and his gang of “migrants” making a border run … traveling wrong way, 90 MPR or thereabouts, with the lights off so border patrol can’t catch them. People who have a right to live there have been killed by those wrong way crashes.

    Oh, and the Cedar fire which killed 16 people and destroyed almost 4000 homes… started by one of those migrants crossing in the back country out that way. AFTER he was acquitted at his trial (and no longer could be charge for those crimes), he admitted to starting the fire intentionally.

    My advice? Stay home, or come over the border the legal way!

    • Careful Jean.
      You may be conflating two different Cedar fires. 2004 off the Cuyamacas was started by a lost hunter. A local. I had friends who lost their homes in that one. Several of the 4000. East end of Scripps Ranch was among the devastated areas.
      There was also a more recent Cedar Fire in the Sequoias. A Mexican national was charged in that case.

      • No, I am talking about the 2004 Cedar fire in San Diego County, It was not a lost hunter who started the fire… that was his excuse. (Not much of a hunter I’d say, that was started only a mile from some a subdivision in Ramona). Yeah, locally residing, but illegally so. The official After Action report (which I read) says that.

        There was a lot of misinformation going around at the time of the fire too. The so called news almost never discussed Alpine (even tho there was 1 death there and over 300 homes lost; I only heard Alpine mentioned one time on the “news”)…

        I had a neighbor who worked then for the San Diego Union Tribune, who told me the reason why was because the family who owed the Tribune lived in Scripp’s Ranch so they focused the news on that place. I’m not saying that was not a devastated area (I knew people who lived there too)… but Alpine was hit at least as bad and had a death that was barely mentioned. And my recollection is there were no deaths in Scripp’s Ranch.

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