Stranded Motorist “Somewhere Between Lone Pine and Independence”

On the afternoon of Monday June 2, 2014 Inyo County Sheriff’s Department was contacted regarding a stranded motorist somewhere between Lone Pine and Independence. The subject’s vehicle had become stuck on a dirt road, and the subject had walked a few miles until he could “see water and a large building,” at which point he […]

Rigging for Rescue

There is a certain cachet in the technical rescue. When many people¬†think of Search and Rescue, the first image in their minds is an orange-shirted attendant guiding a litter down a steep rock face, innumerable pulleys and pieces of cord dangling from his harness. In reality, technical missions form a distinct minority of all SAR […]

2014 MRA Reaccreditation: Search and Tracking

Inyo SAR is a member of the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA.) ¬†From their website at www.mra.org: “The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) was established in 1959 at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon making us the oldest Search and Rescue association in the United States. The MRA is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives […]