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Injured Dog Rescue in Owens River Gorge at Bottom of 800-foot Slope

Injured Dog, Sal, Rescued in Owens River Gorge at Bottom of 800-foot Slope on Saturday by Mono County SARs. Despite the seemingly endless parade of bad news that dominates our headlines, good things do happen, as seen in this dog rescue story: Mono County Search and Rescue team responded to a call on Saturday, Oct. […]

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Dramatic mission for Mono County Search and Rescue

Mono County Sheriff’s office news release On the evening of Saturday, May 18, at 7:25 pm, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call for assistance needed for an injured skier in the Sierra near Bridgeport. A 29-year-old man from San Francisco had fallen while skiing in the west Couloir/Gully on the Incredible Hulk in the Hoover Wilderness. A party […]

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Mono Search and Rescue honors volunteers

Press release The Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives. When called by the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, the Team responds for searches and rescues at any time, in any weather, for as long as it takes, for free. The Team has responded to 37 […]

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Hiker rescued after fall in Mount Ritter area

Mono County Sheriff’s Office news release On August 12, 2018, at approximately 12:13 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch was contacted by a pair of hikers in the Mount Ritter area. The female had lost her footing and slid 50 to 100 feet down a glacier on the south side of the mountain, colliding with […]

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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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Mono County Search and Rescue honors volunteers

Press release Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team 2017 Annual Awards Dinner The Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) Team is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives. When called by the Mono County Sheriff’s Office, the team responds for searches and rescues at any time, in any weather, for […]

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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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Mono SAR aids hiker at Shamrock Lake

– Press release On Monday, August 3, 2015, at approximately 10:20am, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding an ill hiker at Shamrock Lake. A female hiker, age 52, of Ventura, California, and her family came to the Eastern Sierra for vacation. The family hiked to Shamrock Lake for an overnight […]

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Mono Search and Rescue answers calls

– Press releases On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding an injured hiker along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). A female hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail, at Lake Harriet, approximately 18 miles east of Bridgeport, called for help using a satellite phone.  She had sustained an […]

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Fatalities in Eastern Sierra over the weekend

– CHP press releases On June 07, 2015, at approximately 6:03 P.M., an unidentified male was driving a 2007 Toyota 4Runner, eastbound from Laurel Lakes on an unimproved U.S. Forest Service dirt road. The road at this location is steep, narrow, and has multiple sharp turns.  For an unknown reason, the Toyota traveled off of […]

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Mono SAR helps stranded backpacker

– Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On the morning of Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, at approximately 10:00AM, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a stranded backpacker near Glass Creek. A male backpacker, age 43, from Ramona, CA, began a two week backpack trip. The backpacker started his trip at Dead Man […]

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