Open Forearm Fracture on Mt. Emerson

On May 2nd Inyo SAR was notified of a 28-year-old female with an open left forearm fracture at the base of the southeast face route on Mount Emerson, three miles up the Piute Pass trail. The patient had taken approximately a 20-foot fall at the beginning of the climb; she and her partner were attempting […]

Dislocated Shoulder at Upper Boyscout Lake

On April 24 Inyo County SAR was dispatched to assist a 66-year-old male with a dislocated shoulder at Upper Boy Scout Lake in the north fork of Lone Pine Creek. The patient had taken a fall traversing around Iceberg Lake the previous afternoon after summiting Mt. Whitney. A hasty team consisting of two SAR members […]

Inyo SAR’s Annual Newsletter: The Dispatch 2014

We are delighted to share with you the 2014 edition of our annual newsletter! Clicking on the photo below will take you to a pdf version of The Dispatch¬†where you can¬†read member profiles, interviews with our Coordinators, a selection of mission reports from the year, and a couple of longer articles about search management and […]

Broken Ankle on Lamarck Peak

A 58-year-old female and her husband were hiking up Lamarck Peak on Sunday, August 31. As they were working their way down from the summit, they dislodged a large boulder which struck and broke the patient’s ankle. Two other hikers who were also descending the peak helped fashion a splint and accompanied the couple down […]

Fatal Fall on Temple Crag

On 08-06-2014, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a local packer who reported an abandoned campsite near Third Lake in the North Fork of Big Pine Creek. Deputies learned that the camp belonged to 27-year-old Chicago resident Brenton Wright, who had been in the Eastern Sierra for one month solo climbing various classic […]