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Update: Mount Humphreys SAR Retrieves Body of Bishop Climber

UPDATE 6/12/2020: The deceased climber has been identified as Ray Warburton. A GoFundMe page has been created by friends to help his family, wife, Lesley, Augie and Lacy,  with expenses at Ray Warburton Memorial. INYO COUNTY SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE 6-11-2020 Mount Humphreys (above Bishop), CA. 06-11-2020 – On 06-09-2020, an experienced local Bishop climber and […]

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Updated: Inyo County SAR rescues two Onion Valley Avalanche rock climbers

Updated: 5/02/2020–Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center posted a more detailed account of the Onion Valley Avalanche Rescue and conditions at the time of the  incident. Our thanks to “Comment” from Erik Simpson for sharing. Onion Valley Avalanche SAR (Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Press Release) ONION VALLEY (above Independence), CA. April 29, 2020 – Shortly after 11:00am […]

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Update on Death Valley Body Recovery

Update on Death Valley Body Recovery [UPDATE: 4/07/2020- Sierra Wave spoke with the Inyo County Coroner’s Office to follow-up on this story. We found out the following: The decedent was William David Namahoe, a 55-years-old single male from Modesto, Calif. with family in Tracy. He reportedly worked at Costco and was described as someone who […]

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Two Killed Near Convict Lake

From: Sheriff Ingrid Braun Date: October 30, 2019 Re: Press Release – Search and Rescue Red Slate Mountain On Monday, October 28, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received notification that two women were overdue from a back-country excursion. Jennifer Shedden, age 34, of Mammoth Lakes, and Michelle Xue, age 22, of Los Angeles, had […]

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