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.
We joined Idaho Falls PD in the search for a man who may have committed suicide and possibly drown in the Snake River. Teams combed the banks and surrounding areas near Snake River Landing, while a boat searched the river with sonar. No sign of him was found and the search may resume in the following days.
At 4:30pm about 10 SAR personnel responded to the Bone area to look for a trio of hunters who had not returned on time. Bingham County searched earlier in the afternoon with no success. US Forest Service personnel responded as well. The subjects were located aroun 8pm and were unharmed.
We were called at 5:20pm today to Big Elk Creek to help a woman who had fallen off her horse and become injured. She was located shortly thereafter and was helped to an ambulance, so we were called off at 5:35pm.
At 8:10pm we were called to assist Swan Valley Fire Department, along with US Forest Service, with an injured male along trail 77 near Pine Creek Pass. He was moved by rescue sled to the trailhead and transported by ambulance. Air Idaho responded, but was waved off in flight.
We were called at 12:39pm to USFS trail 77 off highway 31 near Pine Creek Pass to assist a motorist who had rolled their vehicle. The patient was moved by rescue sled for about a mile and then air lifted by the fabulous folks at Air Idaho.
At 11pm we were called to help locate a 56 year-old male who had gone fishing from Juniper campground early in the day but had not returned. Shortly after dispatching, the man was located safe and sound.
At 5pm we assisted the dive team look for a woman who went into a canal near Holmes and 14th St in Idaho Falls. 10 SAR personnel responded along with BCSO dive team, Idaho Falls police and Idaho Falls fire. The woman exited the canal safely and was located about 6:30pm.