South Fork Body Recovery

On May 18 (around 10:00pm), Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report from a back-country skier that possible human remains were discovered in the Big Pine Creek Canyon (south-fork) area. The following day the reporting party was interviewed and aerial support was requested. On May 20, CHP – Inland Division Air Operations arrived and transported […]

Mt. Russell Rescue

On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency satellite transmission requesting a rescue near Mt. Whitney. A party of four climbers attempting to summit Mt. Russell (14,088’) had gotten off route while descending and were stuck on the side of a cliff above a steep couloir (around 13,000’ […]

Kraft Search

Search for Missing US Marine in Central Sierra Nevada Moves to Limited Continuous Mode CENTRAL SIERRA NEVADA, Calif. March 16, 2019 – A massive multiagency search in the Sierra Nevada has been underway for more than a week to locate missing U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, a 24-year-old man from Washington, Conn. Kraft […]

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, […]