Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) gave a shot out to the Montrose Search and Rescue team Wednesday while addressing his colleagues in the House, citing a June 29 incident in which members found and resuscitated a drowning toddler.
The team had been searching for a missing 33-year-old Bakersfield hiker in the Angeles National Forest when they came upon the 1-year-old girl face down in a pool of water near a picnic area.
Reserve deputies Mike Leum and Janet Henderson aided the girl, who was flown to Northridge Hospital for treatment. She was released later that night.
During his address on the House floor, Schiff took a moment to recognize the search and rescue team.
“That young girl, along with so many others, is alive today because of the heroic actions of the Montrose Search and Rescue team,” he said, according to a transcript provided by his officetoday. “And they do all of this for their community without asking anything in return.”