Monthly Archives: May 2014

Recent Water Rescue – 5/18/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, and SVU were requested to respond to Pyramid Lake to locate and rescue two subjects that were blown away from shore on a raft.  Before SAR teams arrived at the lake, a Pyramid Lake PD boat was able to locate the subjects and safely transport them back to shore.

Recent Fire Evacuation – 5/18/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR were requested to assist in the safe evacuation of hikers on the Hunter Creek Trail due to a fire in the area of Hunter Creek Falls.  Foot teams checked the Hunter Creek Trail, the Steamboat Ditch Trail, and a hiking trail on the south side of the Steamboat Ditch trail, and asked hikers to please return to their vehicles and exit the area.  During the process, a foot team came across a subject with an older Labroador Retriever that was so tired that he couldn’t go any further.  The owner attempted to carry the dog for a short distance, but due to the size of the dog, this idea wasn’t working very well.  The foot team remained with the subject and dog until two SVU side x sides could access the area and transport the subject and dog back to staging.

Recent Search – 5/9/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Michael Thompson Trailhead to search for a subject that was overdue from a hike up the Hunter Creek Trail.  As teams were arriving at staging, other hikers stated that they had seen him slowly coming down the trail, and that he was approximately one mile from the trailhead.  Foot teams located him about 3/4 of a mile up the trail, and assisted him to the staging area.

Recent Search 5/5/2014 – 5/8/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR were requested to search for a missing subject whose vehicle was located in a dry creek bed approximately 11 miles northeast of Nixon in Coyote Canyon.  The subject had been reported missing from Amador County on April 21st.  An off-roader had come across the vehicle on Saturday, May 3rd.  He took pictures and recorded the GPS location, did some research on the vehicle, discovered it belonged to the missing subject, and notified Amador County on Monday, May 5th.  For four days, teams searched over 80 square miles of territory using foot searchers, 4×4’s, a helicopter, ATV’s, horses, and a dog team.  Other than the vehicle, nothing was located.  Besides Washoe County SAR teams, assistance was requested from Carson SAR, Carson Horse Posse, Churchill County SAR, Douglas SAR, Humboldt County SAR, Lyon County SAR, Pershing County SAR, Pyramid Lake SAR, and Pyramid Lake Police.  A huge thank you goes to these outside agencies – your resources were greatly appreciated!

Recent EMS – 5/2/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR assisted Truckee Meadow Fire in locating and transporting a subject on the Hunter Creek Trail that was complaining of possible dehydration.  Teams packaged the subject for RAVEN to hoist, and she was transported down to the staging location at the Michael Thompson Trailhead where she was met by REMSA.