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 […]

Stuck Soloist and Lost Hiker

August 28th was a busy day for Inyo County Search and Rescue members. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received two calls for assistance the evening of August 27th – both at approximately 7:30pm. One call was in reference to a 55-year old female, Sandra Corso, from Santa Fe, New Mexico who had become stuck about […]

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 […]

Multiple Seizures at Trail Camp

On the evening of Friday, June 20, 2014, Inyo County Search and Rescue was alerted that a 29-year-old male had suffered from a seizure at Trail Camp on the Whitney Trail. Four team members responded: two Wilderness EMTs and two Wilderness First Responders. A two-member hasty team made their way up the trail and interviewed […]