River rescue saves rafters
Kern Valley , CA. -- In a dramatic river rescue by Kern County Sheriff's and Kern River Valley Search and Rescue personnel, seven people were saved from the churning waters of the Kern River above Powerhouse #3 Saturday afternoon about 2:40 p.m.
The group was not part of a professionally guided tour. “It was kind of an ad hoc kind of thing,” said Mike McCabe, 58, of Bakersfield. “We just came together ...
Posted on 19 Jun 2010 by Barry
RESCUE ICELAND 2010
RESCUE ICELAND 2010 ICE-SAR Conference to be held October 22 - 24.
The ash has cleared the air in Iceland, and it's even for sale! It's true ... and all proceeds go to ICE-SAR in appreciation of the efforts of rescue teams in providing security, clean up, and organizational tasks
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Barry
NASA Develops Enhanced Search and Rescue Technologies
GREENBELT, Md. -- NASA, which pioneered the technology used for the satellite-aided search and rescue capability that has saved more than 27,000 lives worldwide since its inception nearly three decades ago, has developed new technology that will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk of rescuers.
The Search and Rescue Mission Office at NASA's Goddard ...
Posted on 18 Jun 2010 by Barry
Natalee Holloway's Mom Opens Center For Missing Persons
Lost hikers spend a cold night near Chinook Pass
CHINOOK PASS, WA — Four Western Washington hikers who got lost in the Bumping Lake area Sunday spent the night in the woods but found their way out Monday on their own.
Yakima County sheriff’s Sgt. John Durand said the county Search and Rescue Team was called out after the hikers were reported overdue at 11 p.m., four hours after they were expected back.
Durand said about ...
Posted on 01 Jun 2010 by Barry
Chicago Police look for missing girl who may be headed to Mexico
Police have issued an alert for a missing 15-year-old girl from the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood who may have headed to Mexico with her 20-year-old boyfriend.
Nayeli Avila, of the 4500 block of South Whipple Street, was last seen on May 19, according to a Wentworth Area police Special Victims Unit missing person alert.
She may be in the company of her boyfriend, ...
Posted on 23 May 2010 by Barry
Search in Rock Castle Gorge benefits from past training
Fifty trained search and rescue (SAR) people from a dozen Virginia and West Virginia SAR units converged on the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Rocky Knob Ranger Station this past weekend. The occasion was the 12th annual search & rescue training exercise to be held there.
According to National Park Service (NPS) Ranger Pete Schula, who initiated and coordinates the training, the SAR ...
Posted on 21 May 2010 by Barry
Golden and District Search and Rescue loses building
For the past 15 years, GADSAR has had a base of operations utilizing the old BC Hydro building in Golden, BritishColumbia. The building has been provided to GADSAR at no cost through a lease agreement between the Town of Golden and BC Hydro. The organization has spent significant funds renovating and maintaining the structure and has been able to utilize this facility for all aspects ...
Posted on 19 May 2010 by Barry
Grand jury: SAR should be allowed to raise funds
The San Luis Obispo County grand jury has concluded that the county's Search and Rescue teams should be allowed to hold fundraisers to equip its volunteers if the county can't pay for the equipment.
In a report released last week, the grand jury said SAR members receive no payment for their services and also have to pay for their equipment, uniforms and the cost of the training. Because of ...
Posted on 14 May 2010 by Barry
Colorado teams honored for daring high-altitude rescue
DENVER - Five Colorado search and rescue teams are being honored for going beyond the call of duty during a difficult rescue on one of the state's most dangerous peaks.
Members of the Alpine Rescue Team, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and search and rescue crews from Douglas, Custer and El Paso counties will receive the Valor Award from the National Association for Search and Rescue ...
Posted on 11 May 2010 by Barry
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