Latest News and Missions
At 7:15pm on February 17th, we responded to Willow Creek above Ririe Reservoir for a man who had fallen through the ice. 18 SAR personnel responded, along with Idaho Falls paramedics. We reached the men at about 9pm and returned them to Bone Road by snow machine. They were checked out and released in good condition.
On Saturday 11/12 at 5:54pm we were called to Palisades Creek to assist a hiker who had injured her leg and was unable to hike down from the upper lake. 12 SAR personnel responded with horses, motorbikes, and on foot. With assistance the hiker was able to make her way down the trail to meet up with rescuers and then was brought to the trail head on horse back at about 8:30pm.
On 10/19 at 07:00am we started a search for a hunter lost in the area near Palisades Reservoir. Teams searched for about 3 hours and the individual was located by another person who was able to contact 911. We met up with them and helped get them back to the trailhead safely.
On Oct 16th at 04:00am, we were called to the area around Gray's Lake for a missing hunter. Teams searched until 11:00am when the subject was located by some other hunters. He was able to return safely.
At 6:18pm we responded to the hills east of Ammon to assist with the evacuation of homes due to a fire burning near the Blackhawk Estates.
At 12:24pm we were called out to the Porcupine Creek in the Fall Creek area to assist an injured ATV rider. We were cancelled 20 minutes later before getting on scene.
At 17:15pm we were called to join the search for an 85 year old woman who left her care facility. About 15 SAR members responded and searched the area near Sandy Downs. The lady has not yet been located, so the search will resume in the morning.
At 5pm today we responded to the area around Rocky Mountain Middle School to help locate a 5 year-old child who went missing. He was located safe at about 5:30.
At 12:30am we were called to the area of US 20 and 15th East in Idaho Falls to join in the search for 19 year-old Chase Johnson who had left home earlier in the day. Teams searched the surrounding areas and he was located about 8am. Idaho Falls PD, Idaho Falls FD, Idaho State Police, and Life Flight from Rexburg participated in the search as well.
On Sunday evening we were called to search for a pair of overdue snowmobilers who were riding near the Jack Knife area of eastern Bonneville County. Teams from Bonneville and Lincoln County Wyoming search Sunday night and Monday morning. A helicopter from Teton Wyoming located the individuals and guided them back to Mccoy Creek.