Team members spent Saturday and Sunday in Blaine County assisting in the effort to locate Luke Richardson who has been missing since last weekend while hiking in the Sawtooths. He has not yet been found.
Teams responded by motorbike with Swan Valley Fire to assist a lady who sustained injuries on Bear Creek. Life Flight was able to land and transported her out.
Team members responded on 7/18 to Leadore to assist in the search for 2 year old DeOrr Kunz Jr who disappeared last week near Stone Reservoir.
Patrol members who were training on the Snake River responded when a kayaker tipped over just above the Broadway bridge. Idaho Falls Fire Department brought the individual to safety.
At 7pm on 6/19 we responded to Pine Creek Pass area for a motorcyclist who had become stuck. Teton Search and Rescue as well as Air Idaho helped with the search. He was located with no injuries about 11pm near Piney Peak. Teams walked him out via Fleming canyon.
Just before 8pm we responded to Conant Valley for a boat that had overturned. One person remained unaccounted for in the water. Swan Valley Fire Department and Life Flight also responded. Teams looked in the water for a couple hours until darkness prevented any further search. Crews will return in the morning.
We assisted ISP in the search for a man who had jumped off a cliff near the Snake River. It was unknown if he went into the river or was OK. We searched Friday evening and were preparing to search again on Saturday morning when he made contact with family.
On January 1st and 2nd, approximately 12 SAR team members searched I-15 for a weapon related to a homicide. Teams combed the shoulders south of Idaho Falls on foot, ATV and snowmachine. We appreciated the patience of those who changed lanes to give us extra room.
On 11/23 at 9:00pm, we responded to the Bone parking lot to locate 3 people who had become stuck in their truck somewhere near Brockman guard station. We were able to locate their cell phone coordinates and send teams directly to them. A hasty team on snowmobiles arrived to assess the situation, followed by a plow and a team with a truck and our amphibious vehicle. We had to tow their truck out as the clutch was inoperable. Heavy drifts made travel very slow and they did not return to the command post until 7am.
At 4:40pm we began a search for a man who had not been seen for 24 hours. His last known position was somewhere near Dan Creek, southeast of Bone. 6 SAR members and 7 deputies looked for about 2 hours before the subject returned home safely.