News and Announcements

4/24/2017 – Stranded Subjects

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Kings Row entrance to Peavine to search for two subjects in a vehicle that was stuck in a washout. Using the cell phone ping of the calling subject, SAR teams located the pair and the vehicle in a very precarious location. The two subjects were transported down to staging where they met a friend that drove one of them home. The other subject was transported home by SAR staff.

4/23/2017 – Missing/Stranded Subjects

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the area of Jungo Rd. between Empire and Gerlach for a SPOT activation approximately 24 miles east of SR447. Teams traveled to the coordinates provided by the SPOT information, and located a father, and his two young daughters that had been out exploring and taking pictures. The driver of the vehicle decided to drive a couple of miles up a dry creekbed, and got stuck in the sand. The subjects were transported back to staging, then transported to their residence in Fernley.

4/23/2017 – Missing Dementia Patient

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR began resoponding to a callout for a missing dementia patient in the area of O’Callahan and Woodhaven in Sparks. Shortly after the page, the subject was safely located. SAR response was cancelled.

4/22/2017 – Missing Aircraft

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR were requested to assist Sierra County and numerous other agencies in searching for a missing airplane that disappeared on a flight from Truckee, CA, to Petaluma, CA on Monday, 4/17 with two occupants on board. This was the fifth day of the search. Ground teams searched multiple areas, centered around Webber Lake, but due to dense tree cover and deep snow, nothing was located.