Baxter Pass Extended Wait for Rescue

On Wednesday evening Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a group of backpackers reporting an injured hiker on the Baxter Pass trail near Independence. Three Inyo County Search and Rescue volunteers responded and hiked to the reported location, arriving at the patient at around 11:30pm. The patient, a solo backpacker in his […]

Multiple Mission Sunday

July 24, 2017 Early Sunday morning Inyo SAR was called out for a 30-year-old male with an unknown lower leg injury near Temple Crag. The injured subject and his partner had called for assistance via a third party and thus there was no way to get in touch with the injured party to gain more […]

Missing Hiker in Coyote Flats/Baker Creek

On the evening of July 18th Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified that Linda Solomon, a 61 year old woman from Irvine, CA could not be located by her hiking partners. The hiking party originally consisted of three members; the route was a two night trip from the Green Lake trailhead out of South Lake […]

Busy July Weekend

The weekend of July 15th and July 16th Inyo County Search and Rescue team participated in three successful high-altitude rescue missions. The first SAR mission involved a man stuck on a cliff near Dragon Peak, above Independence. While descending a steep rocky chute near the peak the evening of Saturday July 15th, the subject became […]

Injured Climber on Mt Abbot

Inyo County Search and Rescue and the CHP – Central Division Air Operations collaborated to rescue an injured climber on Mt. Abbot (13,711′). A solo 24-year-old male climber fell late Sunday while climbing a technical chute on the south-east side of Mt. Abbot. He sustained several serious injuries but was able to signal for assistance through […]