Monthly Archives: January 2017

1/30/2017 – Multiple Stuck Vehicles

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Bordertown entrance to Dog Valley to rescue six subjects in three vehicles that were stuck on the Long Valley Road, approximately four miles from Bordertown. One subject had a medical condition that could cause an issue if not taken care of quickly. Just before teams arrived at the subject’s location, it was learned that a fourth vehicle had gone in and got one of the stuck vehicles back on the road. All of the subjects were in that vehicle, and were backing down the road. SAR vehicles encountered the group and a medic checked on the possible medical issue. The vehicles got turned around and were followed by SAR back to staging.

1/25/2017 – Missing Snowboarder

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Mt. Rose Ski Resort parking lot to search for a missing snowboarder in the Galena Creek drainage. The snowboarder had started from the summit parking area and was planning on exiting at Sky Tavern. During his excursion, he broke a binding on his snowboard. Two cross-country skiers came across him in the Atoma area, and said that he should follow them to the highway. He declined, saying he felt it was too much uphill for him. His wife contacted 911 and reported that he was missing, and she stated that he had three percent battery level on his phone when they last communicated. RAVEN was asked to assist and was to pick up two Hasty members at the Mt. Rose Ski area parking lot. One ground team was deployed just above the Atoma area. Just before RAVEN was going to land, the wife of the missing subject drove into the parking lot and stated that her husband was at Sky Tavern with his father. She then returned to Sky Tavern. Not long afterwards, all three arrived at the parking lot to talk to SAR command.

1/22/2017 – Evidence Search

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the areas of Steelwood Lane, along with Cygnet Circle, to assist RPD and SPD in an evidence search relative to a recent double homicide.

1/20/2017 – Missing Snowboarder

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, and WCSAR responded to the Hibbits Trail area to search for a snowboarder that had skied out of bounds from the Slide side of the Mount Rose Ski Resort, and was reported missing by friends. Tracks were located in the snow by searchers, and were followed down to Davis Creek Park. The subject was met by waiting SAR members.

1/20/2017 – Assist County Radio Shop

The SVU transported county technicians to the top of Virginia Peak so that power needed for the repeater system could be switched back to supplied power, and the temporary generator could be towed back down the mountain. The back-up generator had failed during the storm from the previous week.