More hikers mean more rescues
Two or three times a week, the call goes out to the Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team because someone needs their help.
The 9-1-1 calls requiring the unit’s service come at all hours of the work day, at night and on weekends. When they do, the members of the all-volunteer team leave their day jobs or get out of bed to respond to search-and-rescue stations in Santa Ynez, Santa ...
Posted on 18 Sep 2010 by Barry
Concern grows for missing Girl
Toronto ON -- A 13-year-old girl is at the centre of a missing person's investigation in the city's east end.
Carissa Balkissoon was last seen near 4100 Lawrence Ave. E., west of Kingston Rd., at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, an early morning Toronto Police press release said Thursday.
The teen was described as brown, 5-foot-1, 120 pounds, with long, black hair. She was last seen ...
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by Barry
Urban Rescue Team Has Nose for Job
Santa Barbara, CA - When a tractor-trailer rig loaded with gravel lost its brakes one August morning on southbound Highway 154 and ended up plowing into a small wooden house, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department rushed major search and rescue resources to the scene, including Riley, its only certified urban rescue dog.
Four people were living in the demolished structure, but ...
Posted on 12 Sep 2010 by Barry
Calling for volunteers for search and rescue: Beth Upton, 85 Missing
Waterville Valley, NH - Yesterday the news was ...
Posted on 11 Sep 2010 by Barry
Search continues for Fugate, missing since 1980
Douglas AZ - On Saturday, August 21, 2010, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team deployed on a training mission in the Pinery Canyon Road area. Information was received by Sheriff’s Office Investigators that several wells in the area should be searched to ensure there was no evidence and/or a body in that area related to an open 1980 Missing Persons case
In that case, Paul ...
Posted on 07 Sep 2010 by Barry
PA Urban SAR Team Deployed to Massachusetts for Hurricane Earl Response
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Eighty members of the federal Urban Search and Rescue Team, PA-TF1, have been deployed for the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Earl in the northeastern United States, according to Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Robert P. French.
The team, which is based out of Harrisburg ...
Posted on 03 Sep 2010 by Barry
Male Suffering from Stroke-Traumatic Brain Injured MISSING
BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Police looking for a 49-year-old man missing since Thursday morning are seeking the public’s help locating the man, who went missing in downtown Boston
Posted on 30 Jul 2010 by Barry
Missing retirement community resident found after night in NJ woods
PEQUANNOCK, NJ — Following an overnight search in a heavily wooded area, rescue teams this morning found a 68-year-old resident of a retirement community who was reported missing Wednesday night.
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by Barry
Search area widens for Day 4 Search for missing Sylter Newton
The hunt for 2-year-old Syler Newton is into its fourth day, and the search area is about to get bigger.
Dwight D’Evelyn, spokesman for the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, reported Tuesday that investigators plan to widen the search area to make sure searchers are being as thorough as possible.
“(The search is) moving forward, but these things take time,” he said.
Syler went ...
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by Barry
Search continues for missing camper on Mount Hood
ROARING CREEK, Ore. - Search teams continue to look for a missing camper in the area of Rock Lakes near Mount Hood.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team responded to the area on Sunday after Michael Bissell reported his brother, Robert Bissell, missing.
It's the third consecutive day of search, according to investigators. Search crews are expanding the ...
Posted on 27 Jul 2010 by Barry
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