Monthly Archives: October 2013

Recent Search – 10/27/2013

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the first Cold Springs exit to search the northwest side of Peavine for a stranded vehicle with three occupants and one dog.  Teams were supplied with a cell phone ping location, which proved to be very accurate.  The occupants did not have any power in the vehicle, so they were supplied blankets until heated transport vehicles reached the location.  The subjects and dog were safely transported back to staging.

Paraglider Rescue – 10/26/2013

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, TMFPD, and WCSAR responded to the Mt. Rose Summit to locate and rescue a paraglider that had crashed on the south side of Slide Mountain at approximately 9200′.  Ground teams were transported to the nearest location, about .4 miles from the crash site, along with a team that RAVEN hoisted down to package the patient.  The subject, with multiple injuries, was hoisted and flown to the Mt. Rose Summit and transferred over to Careflight.

Recent Searches – 10/24/2013

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to Lois Allen Elementary School in Sun Valley to search for a possible deceased subject that children had found in the hills earlier in the day.  As teams were arriving, it was discovered that the information was made up by the children.

Recent Rescue – 10/11/2013

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, REMSA, RFD, and WCSAR responded to the Michael Thompson Trailhead on the report of a hiker with a compound fracture of an ankle.  Teams located and packaged the subject so that RAVEN could perform a hoist.  The subject was then transported to an awaiting ambulance near the trailhead.

Recent Search 10/10/2013

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR assisted WCSO Deputies in searching for a missing 13yo subject in the Lemmon Valley area who was considered endangered due to the need for medication.  Teams searched the surrounding neighborhood, the hills to the west, American Flat Road and Red Rock.  The subject was located by a Deputy at a friend’s house, southwest of Lemmon Valley Elementary School.