Rescuer Leaves Heroic Legacy

Misty Volaski Four kids surround a table overflowing with stuffing, turkey, and all the fixings. But before family patriarch Jim Wright can take more than a bite, he gets the call. He’s needed on another rescue, the voice on the line says.Wright grabs his keys and heads into the hills. “It seemed like we always got called out during Thanksgiving dinner,” said Larry Beckett, who has volunteered on the Upper Ojai Search and Rescue team with Wright since the mid-1970s. The group combed the Ventura County backcountry for decades in search of hundreds of lost Boy Scouts and hikers, rockslide victims, homicide victims,

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