Monthly Archives: April 2015

4/28/2015 – Lost Subject

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Davis Creek Park to search for a subject that was lost. Since cell phone coordinates did not appear to be correct – given the description from the subject of where he had hiked, sending searchers into the mountains – but he was located by a resident southeast of the park who spotted him near their backyard…relatively close to the cell phone coordinates. A Deputy went to the residence and drove the subject back to staging.

4/25/2015 – Missing Alzheimer’s Patient

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR were requested to assist Sparks PD in locating an Alzheimer’s patient that walked away from a memory care facility. Teams were deployed to various neighborhoods and shopping locations in the nearby vicinity. A couple of hours into the search, the subject called the memory care facility from a bar east of Sparks. How he arrived at that location is unknown.

4/23/2015 – Possible Body Sighting in Pyramid Lake

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, and SVU responded to Pyramid Lake to assist Pyramid Lake SAR after a sighting of a possible body, floating in the water, was made by a school bus driver passing by an area near Block House on SR446. Although some unrelated debris was located, a body was not found.

4/12/2015 – Possible Injured Motorist

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR began responding to the N. Virginia entrance to Peavine on the report of a female subject that had driven off the side of the road and was requesting help. Before SAR personnel arrived on scene, Deputies located the subject approximately 2.5 miles up Peavine Road and transported her down to a waiting ambulance.

4/12/2015 – Lost Hikers

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Tahoe Meadows to search for two subjects that were confused as to where they were. Their cell phone ping put them fairly close to Price Lake, but during phone conversations with SAR Staff, they were unsure of which way to go to get back to Tahoe Meadows. They were told to stay where they were….and they did! Foot teams located them and guided them safely back to staging.