Monthly Archives: July 2014

Water Recovery – 7/27/2014

SAR Staff and Hasty Team responded to Kiowa Pond to recover a vehicle that was spotted in the water. Due to the low levels of the pond, the vehicle was starting to become visible. It was apparently stolen and dumped a number of years ago.

Recent Search – 7/26/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR began responding to the Mayberry Park area to search for a missing dementia subject. Before SAR arrival, the subject was located.

Recent Search – 7/20/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Pinehaven entrance to Hunter Lake to search for seven lost subjects in two vehicles that were supposedly heading to Moss Lake. The information came in a round-about way from the CHP, and original cell phone coordinates put them in California, near the I-80 corridor around Floriston, CA. Brief conversations to SAR command mentioned two road numbers that were traveled on, and would place them much higher than Moss Lake, closer to the area west of Hunter Lake. Two ATV teams and one 4×4 team headed up from Pinehaven toward Hunter Lake, and other 4×4 teams traveled to the Garson Road entrance to Hunter Lake. A subsequent cell phone ping placed them in the area of the road coming up from Garson entrance, and not long after, SAR teams encountered the two vehicles coming down the road. All subjects were fine, and were met at the bottom by a deputy that took a report. On the way back to staging, the ATV teams met up with a subject in a vehicle that was very confused as to how to get out of the area. He was instructed to turn around and follow the ATV’s back to staging.

Recent Search – 7/13/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Mt. Rose area to search for a subject that was lost and out of water.  Cell phone coordinates were extremely poor, but the directions given to SAR staff from the subject put him somewhere in the Incline Creek drainage.  Foot teams were deployed, as well as ATV’s.  One foot team was able to make voice contact, but determining which foot team the subject was hearing proved difficult.  RAVEN came into the area, located the subject by talking to him on the phone and having him direct the helicopter to his location.  While RAVEN hovered in the area, a foot team was able to locate the subject.  He was guided to a hiking trail and all parties were brought out by ATV.

Recent Callout – 7/10/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, and WCSAR responded to the Mayberry bridge area to assist TMFPD to search for a subject that was yelling for help in the Truckee River.  As teams arrived on scene, it was discovered that the subject was not in any kind of distress.