Monthly Archives: September 2017

9/30/2017 – Injured Mountain Biker

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Tahoe Meadows to assist in searching for a mountain biker who requested help through 911. His riding partner stated that they had just turned on the Tyrolean Turnoff, which was a bit vague. Dispatch was unable to get a successful cell phone ping. NLTFPD personnel were first on scene and sent their UTV into the area. As SAR teams arrived at staging, and were about to deploy, the subject was located by fire personnel. He was scraped up from the fall and was transported back to staging to be checked out by medical personnel.

9/28/2017 – TRT Injured Mountain Biker

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, SVU, and WCSAR responded to the Tahoe Meadows area to locate a mountain biker that reportedly had a broken leg. Cell phone coordinates were plotted and the best solution to the subjects prompt extraction was to have RAVEN perform a hoist. The subject was hoisted and transported to a LZ at the Tahoe Meadows and transferred to Care Flight.

9/18/2017 – Woodchuck Fire Evacuation

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to Dorokstar Park to conduct fire evacuation notices in the area of Plateau Rd., dealing with the advancing Woodchuck Fire. Due to the fire changing directions, the command post needed to be moved to Mayberry Park for the second half of the mission.

9/10/2017 – Injured Dirt Biker

SAR Staff and the SVU responded to a location inside the SVU patrol area on the report of an injured dirt biker. The subject had been escorted out of the area earlier in the day, but could not figure out how to get to Lemmon Valley on the dirt trails. He then had a chain break on his dirt bike, and started to walk cross-country with the machine. He finally succumbed to dehydration, and called 911. Coordinates provided by dispatch were spot on, and the subject was located by SVU personnel. He was transported down to a waiting ambulance at Lemmon and Pompe where he was checked, treated, and released to a parent.