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Update: Missing 76-year-old Man in Saline Valley | Tulare Sheriff Office Sends Help

Update: More Information on Still Missing Person in Saline Valley/Warm Springs; Tulare County SAR Joins Search [Seventy-six-year-old Robert “Bob” Alan Wildoner of Apple Valley, Calif. has been reported missing since May 7th.–SWM News] UPDATE: 5/12/21 from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office— Yesterday searching continued for Robert Wildoner. Search teams from yesterday included 15 members from: […]

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Missing/Overdue Hiker on Whitney Portal on Thursday April 15, 2021

Inyo County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue actively looking for missing/overdue 36-year-old hiker from Texas since Thursday, April 15. Possible Plan to summit Whitney in a day. Unknown Clothing/Gear. Date of Birth: 09/05/1984 Race: Hispanic Sex: M Hair: Black Eyes: Brown Height: 5’8″ Weight: 140 Build: Slender Complexion: Medium Last Address: Conroe, TX Remarks: Saulo Escalante […]

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Latest Information on Tucson Couple’s Fatal Death Valley Camping Trip

A GoFundMe fundraiser for the Death Valley National Park campers whose trip ended in disaster last week has provided a few new details about what happened to the couple. After a three-day search by multiple agencies for the missing couple in Death Valley National Park ended in tragedy Friday when authorities announced that hiker Alexander […]

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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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Busy weekend for Inyo County Search and Rescue

Press release The weekend of July 15th and July 16th Inyo County Search and Rescue team participated in three successful high-altitude rescue missions. The first SAR mission involved a man stuck on a cliff near Dragon Peak, above Independence. While descending a steep rocky chute near the peak the evening of Saturday July 15th, the […]

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