2 people snowshoeing with low visibility
Snowmobiles on Poker Peak
View of the Snake River Range from Poker Peak
Boat and SAR trailer
Snow camp at Bear Creek
Swiftwater training, jumping into the water


Overdue Hunter Near Mccoy Creek

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 21:49

We responded to Bitter Creek near Mccoy Creek for a hunter who had not returned to camp the previous night. About 12 personnel responded with ATVs and motorcycles. A few hours after deploying, the subject returned to camp. He had spent the night on the mountain and walked out during daylight.

Search for Luke Richardson

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 09/20/2015 - 23:56

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.

Injured Female on Bear Creek

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:51

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.

Lost Boy in Leadore

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 07/18/2015 - 15:00

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.

Kayaker in the Snake River

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 06/27/2015 - 21:36

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.

Lost Motorcyclist near Piney Peak

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 06/20/2015 - 11:02

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.

Overturned Boat at Conant Valley

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 05/24/2015 - 23:40

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.

Missing Man Near Byington

Submitted by webmaster on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 22:36

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.

Weapon Search

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 13:57

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.

3 People Stuck near Brockman Guard Station

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 23:57

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.