News and Announcements

8/1/2017 – Whites Creek Fire Evacuation

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Timberline area on the Mt. Rose highway to perform precautionary fire evacuation notices to residents due to the fire in the Whites Creek Canyon.

7/28/2017 – Missing Paddle Boarder

SAR Staff and Hasty Team began responding to Sand Harbor to search for a missing paddle boarder that was last seen at the Sand Harbor boat ramp. As teams were en route, she was located by NLTFPD personnel and assisted back to the boat ramp area. SAR response was cancelled.

7/28/2017 – Lost Mountain Bikers

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR began responding to the Sheeps Flat area to search for three lost mountain bikers that intended to follow the Tahoe Rim Trail, southward. They became lost and called for help. When coordinates were plotted, they were shown to be east of the trail in some very steep country, and about 1.5 miles south of the Diamond Peak Ski Resort. As teams were en route, they were able to find the trail. They contacted authorities that they no longer needed assistance. SAR response was cancelled.

7/18/2017 – Lost Hiker

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, and WCSAR assisted Carson City in locating a missing/lost hiker from the Chimney Beach area. Friends had last seen him at approximately 5:00p.m. on 7/17 when he became separated from the group. Ground teams, Marine 9, and RAVEN searched throughout the night, and with daybreak, more ground teams were requested. The subject was spotted by a hiker at the Marlette Dam at around 11:00a.m. RAVEN transported the subject to the Diamond Peak Ski Resort parking lot for medical evaluation.

7/16/2017 – Pyramid Lake Boat in Distress

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to Pelican Point on the report of a small sailboat in distress. While en route, PLPD put their boat in the water, but was not able to locate the vessel. Marine 10 and 20 were launched, with M10 heading to the Anahoe Island area, and M20 doing search patterns off of the area where the boat was last seen, Spider Point. Although it was smokey, visibility was good when using NVG’s, and nothing was being seen in the area. A shore search team came across a large sailboat that was anchored in the cove just north of Spider Point. They made contact with them just as M20 came into the area. There had been a miscommunication between the reporting party on shore, and the vessel operator as to “needing help”. SAR teams returned to staging for a debrief and headed back to Reno.