Monthly Archives: May 2015

5/30/2015 – EMS Callout

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Thomas Creek Trailhead on a report of a subject with a broken leg. Truckee Meadows Fire and REMSA located the subject before the first SAR teams arrived on scene, but SAR assisted in the transport to the ambulance.

5/27/2015 – Lost Hikers

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to both the Davis Creek trailhead and Tahoe Meadows to search for two lost subjects on the Ophir Creek Trail. Cell phone coordinates put them on the north side of Ophir Creek, west of Rock Lake. Teams accessed the area from both the bottom and top, while ATV’s were sent toward the area via the Little Valley Road. Foot teams were able to locate the subjects at the coordinates, and guide them safely back to the trail and down to the command post at Davis Creek Campground.

5/26/2015 – Stranded Subjects

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to mile marker 25 on SR447 to search for a father and 8 year old son that were stranded in the Winnemucca Dry Lake bed, which had become very wet and muddy due to recent rains. As teams were arriving at staging, it was discovered that the subjects had self-extricated. SAR response was cancelled.

5/21/2015 – Stuck Snowcat

SAR Staff, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Mt. Rose summit to locate and rescue two subjects in a snowcat near the top of Relay Ridge. The Telecommunications snowcat had partially slid off the road while attempting to access the communication towers on the peak. A SAR snowcat located the subjects, and with some shoveling and pulling, brought the errant snowcat back onto the road. Both snowcats backed down the road, got turned around, and returned to staging.

5/10/2015 – Stranded Subjects

SAR Staff, Air Squadron, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Gerlach area to search for two 17 year old subjects that were stranded in their VW Jetta after visiting the Fly Geyser area. Cell phone coordinates were not useful, so teams were sent to the most likely locations where a vehicle of that nature could become stuck. A search team located the vehicle approximately 1.5 miles southwest of Double Hot Springs, high centered. Search personnel were able to extricate the vehicle and escort the subjects back to a staging location at the 12 Mile entrance to the Black Rock Desert.