Monthly Archives: September 2015

9/30/2015 – EMS Callout

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Tunnel Creek Station on SR28 to locate an injured mountain bike rider. As teams were arriving at staging, NLTFPD personnel made contact with the subject, who declined medical treatement. Resources were cancelled.

9/23/2015 – Disabled Boat

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, and SVU responded to Pyramid Lake to search for a disabled boat reported to be somewhere between the Pyramid and Hell’s Kitchen. As both M10 and M20 were approximately 1/2 way to there search areas, the Pyramid Lake Police boat was spotted towing the distressed boat back to Pelican Dock. M10 and M20 stayed on the lake until the disabled boat was safely delivered to the dock.

9/7/2015 – Lost Hiker

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Mira Loma area in southeast Reno on the report of two lost hikers on Rattlesnake Mountain. Further information placed the subjects in the mountains east of Hidden Valley, so staging was moved to the dirt section of Mira Loma, behind Rattlesnake Mountain. Cell phone pings were used to locate the subjects (which turned out to be only one subject), but he kept moving. SAR teams finally caught up with him and guided him safely down to Hidden Valley Park.

9/6/2015 – Disabled Boat

The SVU, staged at Pyramid Lake for the weekend, responded to a 911 call for assistance from a disabled pontoon boat with eight subjects aboard, including an infant. The subjects were able to give a fairly good description of their location – about five miles north of Pelican Point, and one mile off the beach. A SVU rescue boat located the disabled boat approximately three miles off shore, and towed them safely back to Pelican Dock.