Monthly Archives: August 2014

Recent Water Callout – 8/22/2014

SAR Staff and SVU were requested to assist WCSO detectives that were investigating the circumstances surrounding a body that was located in the water approximately 100 yards west of the boat launch. Due to very rough water at the Ski Beach boat ramp, and low water levels at the Sand Harbor boat ramp, M20 was not able to launch. The body had been brought to shore prior to the arrival of M20, but investigators needed to take a look at an anchored boat that was associated with the deceased subject. Park Ranger PWC’s were brought in to transport a deputy to the boat.

Recent Water Rescue 8/17/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR were requested to assist Pyramid Lake Tribal in locating and rescuing six people on a boat that had had an engine fire and was taking on water. Before SAR assets arrived at the lake, Pyramid Lake Rangers were able to locate the boat and tow it to Pelican Dock.

Recent Search 8/14/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR, along with Carson SAR, Douglas SAR, the FBI, NHP, NLTFPD, RPD, and WCSO Deputies assisted WCSO detectives in searching for a missing four year old that went missing in the Callahan Ranch area, off of the Mt. Rose Highway. The little girl had last been seen by a parent at about 2:30p.m., and SAR response arrived at approximately 4:30p.m. Search teams checked the house, adjacent properties, hills, and dirt roads in the area. At approximately 7:40p.m., two citizens located the subject, who was seen hiding from them in sagebrush, on a dirt road about 1.2 miles from the residence. The citizens called 911, and RAVEN directed a SAR search team that was in the area to the location. The subject was scared, but was fine otherwise. She was brought back to staging and reunited with her parents.

Recent Rescue – 8/7/2014

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Washoe Lake area to search for an injured, lost dirtbike rider. The original staging was at the Jumbo Grade OHV parking area, but due to the location of the subject, staging was changed to the parking lot of Little Washoe Lake. RAVEN was able to locate the subject and give good coordinates, along with the best route for searchers to take to the location. When searchers located the subject, he declined any medical assistance for a hand injury sustained when he dumped his dirtbike. The dirtbike, however, was not operable, so search teams were able to strap it in the back of a side x side and bring it, along with the subject, back to staging.