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Big Pine Fire responded to single vehicle rollover with injuries

Sept. 5, 2020,  First reported on BPVFD Facebook Post) Big Pine Fire responded with two SXS to Sugarloaf Mtn and Little Onion Valley for a single vehicle rollover with injuries. Sierra Wave spoke with Fire Chief Damon Carrington. He was first on the scene after receiving the 9-1-1 call. Carrington said that the vehicle, a […]

 
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Inyo County SAR Rescue team launches STOP campaign to promote 4 principles of safer backcountry adventures

Summer brings out a lot of hikers and rock climbers. And a lot of people are now coming up to the Eastern Sierra to enjoy the great outdoors. More people result in more lost hikers, accidental falls and often serious injuries, or worse, a body recovery,  that requires a Search and Rescue response. In these […]

 
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Four rescued by CHP, Inyo SAR near Mt. Russell

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department news release On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting a rescue near Mt. Whitney. A party of four climbers attempting to summit Mt. Russell (14,088’) had gotten off route while descending and were stuck on the side of a cliff […]

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Inyo, Mono Search and Rescue members aid hikers

News releases Inyo County Search and Rescue At approximately 9:30 am on Sunday June 10th Inyo County Search and Rescue was notified of an accident involving three victims above Mt. Whitney’s Trail Camp. One hiker had slipped while ascending the snow-filled ‘Chute’, a hazardous short-cut often used in the spring when the normal trail is under snow, […]

 
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Colorado man dies on face of Starlight Peak

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 7:00am on Monday August 7th, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified by a satellite phone from an unrelated climbing guide of a stranded party on the face of Starlight Peak, on the climber’s right of a route called “The X”, in the North Palisade area above Big […]

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CHP, Inyo SAR sharpen helicopter rescue skills

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release  Inyo County Search and Rescue and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their gratitude to the CHP H-80 flight crew for conducting an excellent two-day helicopter training on June 3rd and 4th.  Two CHP pilots and two flight officers flew up from Apple Valley for the weekend […]

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Woman dies after fall near Bear Creek Spire

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted the evening of September 18th regarding a deceased fall victim near Bear Creek Spire. The reporting party, and climbing partner, indicated that the two-person team had camped at Dade Lake and set out the morning of the 18th to ascend Bear Creek Spire. […]

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Inyo, Mono S&R teams in action

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release A search is underway for missing man, Bum “John” Lee, a 68-year old man from the Redlands area in California. Lee has been missing since Monday afternoon; Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted Monday evening. According to the information received, Lee was attempting the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, and was […]

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Man missing in Tecopa area

On the evening of Friday March 11th Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted regarding a cellular phone that was found in the desert east of Tecopa. It was determined that the cellular phone belonged to 83-year old James “Billy” Liles of Carmel, CA. Mr. Liles had been camping near Tecopa about two miles from where […]

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