Monthly Archives: August 2015

8/29/2015 – Overdue Ranchers

SAR Staff, Air Squadron, Hasty, SVU, and WCSAR staged approximately 40 miles north of Gerlach on CR34 to search for two overdue ranchers. Early possible locations were sketchy, so a team was used to check the Limbo Rd. area before they reached Gerlach. Teams checked many possible areas off of SR447 and CR34 before some better information was received from friends of the missing subjects. Teams were redirected to the area the ranchers had grazing rights for, with the belief that they were checking fence lines. While teams were checking the area, the Air Squadron was flying over High Rock Canyon, and spotted a disabled truck with its hood up. One subject (the father) was with the vehicle, and was waving for help. Coordinates were given, and a ground team arrived at the location approximately one hour later. The subject was medically fine, but the truck had experienced a broken tie rod, and was not movable. One of the subjects (the son) started walking out of the canyon at 0630 in the morning, heading to Soldier Meadows Ranch. While the father was being transported out of the canyon, the son was located with friends in a vehicle coming into the canyon. The father and son were reunited and all returned to the staging area.

8/23/2015 – Pyramid Lake Drowning

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, WCSAR, and WOOF responded to the North Nets area of Pyramid Lake to search for a reported drowning victim. Divers located the body in about eight feet of water, was loaded onto a boat, and brought to Pelican Dock.

8/22/2015 – Possible Lost / Disoriented Hiker

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Mt. Rose Summit on the report of a male hiker on the Mt. Rose Trail that seemed to be disoriented and not equipped for the hike. Ground teams located the subject between the trailhead and the waterfall. He did not request medical assistance, but was escorted back to staging.

8/15/2015 – EMS Callout

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR assisted REMSA and TMFPD in locating and transporting an injured mountain biker in the Keystone Canyon area. He was located on the main trail, approximately .75 miles from the trailhead, and was transported to a waiting ambulance.

8/9/2015 – Boat Without Power

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to Pelican Dock on the report of a boat, south of the marina, that was drifting without power. As SAR assets were arriving, a private watercraft was towing the boat to the dock.