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


Elderly Woman Missing in Idaho Falls

Submitted by webmaster on Sun, 06/19/2016 - 21:44

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.

Missing Special Needs Man in Idaho Falls

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 09:17

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.

Overdue Snowmobilers Near Jack Knife

Submitted by webmaster on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:11

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.

Plane Crash near Sheep Creek

Submitted by webmaster on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 21:52

At 6pm on 10/15 we responded to a plane that had crashed in the mountains around Palisades Reservoir near Sheep Creek. A juvenile female was air lifted to EIRMC and the male pilot was pronounced dead on scene. We will be returning tomorrow to recover his body.

Lost Hunter on Fogg Hill

Submitted by webmaster on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 15:14

On 10/6 at 3:26am, we received a report of a 34 year old hunter lost near Fogg Hill. Teams dispatched and made contact with the individual who was OK and declined any further assistance.

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.