Monthly Archives: June 2015

6/26/2015 – Hang Glider Crash

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR assisted Careflight, NLTFPD, and TMFPD in locating a crashed hang glider on the south side of Slide Mountain. Teams were deployed from the Slide Mountain parking lot and Davis Creek Park after Careflight was able to give coordinates of the crash site, which was on a very steep slope on the northeast edge of the “slide” area. Foot teams coming from the top, as well as a Hasty Team medic that was hoisted down to the vicinity of the coordinates, were first on scene, and determined that the subject was deceased. Teams packaged the subject for hoisting, and he was flown to a helipad at the Bowers Mansion fire house.

6/24/2015 – EMS Callout

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the White’s Creek Trailhead to locate a subject that was complaining of a leg injury. REMSA and TMFPD was already on scene when SAR arrived, but she was transported part way on a wheeled litter, then transferred to a side x side for the remaining trip to staging.

6/21/2015 – Fire Evacuation

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Michael Thompson Trailhead on Woodchuck to perform evacuations of the Hunter Creek Trail, as well as evacuation notices to neighborhoods in the path of the White Fir Fire.

6/19-20/2015 – Stranded Subject

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR traveled to areas north of Gerlach to search for a subject that was reported to be at Stevens Camp at the north entrance to High Rock Canyon after his vehicle became stuck in the canyon. Teams were sent from the south end of High Rock to Stevens Camp, through Nellie Springs to the north end of High Rock, and from CR8A to Stevens Camp. The subject was located at Stevens Camp, and his stuck/mechanically disabled Honda Civic was located in High Rock Canyon, six miles to the south. SAR Staff transported the subject to Gerlach.

6/19/2015 – Stranded Vehicle

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Hungry Valley area to search for four subjects in a stuck vehicle – two adults and two children. The vehicle was located at the coordinates provided from a cell phone ping and was extricated by a SAR team. One of the subjects was having a medical issue and was transported to REMSA at staging.