Drybone Canyon Rescue

On December 29, 2018, H-80 assisted National Park Service in Death Valley and Inyo County Search and Rescue (SAR) with a rescue of a hiker in a very deep canyon in Death Valley. A hiker had sustained injuries during a fall and had “ledged out” in a canyon, unable to ascend or descend. He activated […]

Search for Karlie Guse

Inyo Search and Rescue assisted with the search for missing 16-year old Karlie Guse. Guse was last seen the morning of 10/13/18 in the White Mountain Estate area in Mono County. Both aerial and ground searches are being conducted along US Highway 6. Agencies participating in the search include Inyo SAR, Mono SAR, Forest Service, […]

North Fork of Big Pine Creek – Ankle Injury

Inyo SAR was called out to the North Fork of Big Pine Creek last night around 1600 for a subject with a leg injury. It was reported the party was approximately 0.1 miles up the trail from the overnight parking lot. A group of 6 Inyo SAR members arrived at the hut and quickly departed […]

Thunderbolt Peak Rescue

At 4:30pm on August 26th, two climbers were on a portion of the Palisade Traverse in the North Couloir of Thunderbolt Peak when the male of the party took a 300-foot tumbling fall suffering major trauma. The party had a PLB (personal locator beacon) which they activated. Sequoia and Kings National Park (SEKI) took the […]

Middle Palisade Recovery

On the evening of Saturday, August 18 ICSO SAR coordinators received multiple reports of a deceased subject located on the NE face of Middle Palisade in the Sierra Nevada mountains. CHP helicopter resources were requested for the following morning but were not available until approximately 1400. A hasty team of two Inyo SAR members was […]