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Statement from the SCSO: This Past Weekend’s Missions

June 3, 2021

Originally shared on Facebook In 2020, our Search and Rescue (SAR) unit had 457 total missions and 8 recoveries (fatalities), which was a 38% increase from 2019 when SAR had 331 total missions and 1 recovery (fatality). Just this past weekend, SAR had a dozen incident responses. As a reminder, please know your limits, check trail conditions online before you leave, have a plan and tell a trusted person when you are expected to return, and ALWAYS pack the 10 essentials, even for a day hike! Friday, May 28: SAR responded to Barlow Pass for an overdue hiker. His vehicle was located at the trailhead unoccupied and he was reported as possibly missing for six days. Due to it being dark, search teams arranged for the helo to launch at daylight. Saturday, May 29: The following morning, SnoHawk10 was launched to help locate the missing hiker. While searching for the missing hiker, SnoHawk10 diverted to Coal Lake for two teenagers who fell through ice and into the lake. The crew checked and assessed both subjects after they were able to self-rescue. SnoHawk10 returned to Barlow Pass to continue searching for the missing hiker. Eventually, the subject was located when he […]

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