Monthly Archives: October 2017

10/31/2017 – Submerged Vehicle Recovery

SAR Staff and the Hasty Team responded to an area in the Painted Rock area of the Truckee River for a vehicle that was found submerged in the Truckee Canal. As teams were arriving at the location, the driver of the car arrived at the scene, explained the situation, and stated that no one else was in the vehicle. A tow truck was used to pull the vehicle from the water.

10/29/2017 – Peavine Mountain Biker EMS

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to Bordertown to search for a subject that was injured in a mountain bike crash. TMFPD and WCSO Deputies were first to access the site, followed closely by SAR personnel. The subject’s injuries were severe enough to request Care Flight, which was able to land approximately 1/4 mile from the subjects crash location. Medical personnel treated the patient and were assisted by SAR members in packaging the subject into a wheeled litter for the trip to Care Flight. He was loaded on the helicopter and flown to a local hospital.

10/28/2017 – High Angle Rope Rescue

SAR Staff and Hasty Team began responding to an area north of Red Rock Rd. on I580 for a roll-over accident with four people inside. The car had rolled down a steep embankment. As initial Hasty Team members were arriving, TMFPD personnel were able to get the people out of the vehicle and up to the road. SAR response was cancelled.

10/26/2017 – Truckee River Water Rescue

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, RAVEN, and WCSAR responded to an area near Waltham Way, near Patrick, to search for a subject that had jumped off a bridge into the Truckee River. Initial reports were that the subject had been hit by a train, but it was later learned that the train’s engineer had seen the subject jump from the bridge as he approached. The area was floated by the Hasty Team, ground support searched the banks, and RAVEN flew the area. Nothing was located.

10/22/2017 – Injured Mountain Biker

SAR Staff, Hasty Team, SVU, and WCSAR responded to Spooner Lake State Park to locate an injured mountain biker in the Marlette Lake area. NLTFPD personnel deployed shortly before SAR assets got on scene, and located the subject approximately 5.25 miles from staging, to the east of Marlette. The injured mountain biker was given initial treatment and was transported out to a waiting ambulance.