The SAR WildRun was a huge success, with over 700 runners participating! We thank you all for coming out in massive numbers to support our mission and enjoy running in the high Sierras. Over 100 volunteers, including Team members, were onsite Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It's an incredible undertaking to park 250 cars, set up the start/finish line, porta-potties, kitchen, beer garden, room-sized freezers for the food and beverages, etc. Our team hiked all of the trails, flagging off spurs and making sure that runners had correct directions, food, and water along their run. Team members were all dressed in their official orange shirts and were ready for bumps and bruises and directions and encouragement along the way. Non-SAR volunteers, like the Explorers, and even local businesses in Shaver Lake were invaluable to the success of our mission! Thank you everyone!!!! Your donations will make sure that this team is there to keep you safely on the trails and on your path. Go, Mountaineers!
Sierra Rescue on Pacific Crest Trail
On July 28, 2016, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Helicopter 40 (H-40) was requested by the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department to assist with a personal locator beacon activation. [See CHP Video here] A personal locator beacon notifies first responders of an emergency with a latitude and longitude of the victim’s location. The GPS coordinates of the activation showed the victim was located in the area of Bear Creek southeast of Edison Lake. Due to thunderstorms in the area, the helicopter response was not immediately possible and postponed to the next morning. A Fresno County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue team hiked to the victim. The search and rescue team located the victim, Mr. Kelan Poorman of Oceanside ...
Posted Aug 4, 2016, 4:04 PM by Ray Bloch
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