Archive for the 'Rescues' Category

May 30 2011

Vehicle assist in Hobble Creek Left Fork

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SAR responded to Hobble Creek Canyon Left Fork where an ATV rolled off the road and a side by side slid off the road while attempting to retrieve the ATV. SAR assisted them and a tow truck driver who experienced several technical difficulties.

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May 28 2011

Out of county assist for child drowning near Starvation Reservoir

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SAR was called to assist in a search for a child who fell into a river near Starvation Reservoir. The call was canceled when the child was found a quarter mile downstream from camp. He was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital and did not survive.

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May 28 2011

Boat sinking near Lincoln Beach

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SAR responded to a report of a boat taking on water near Lincoln Beach. The call was canceled shortly after.

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May 26 2011

Goshen man located in city dump

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SAR responded to Goshen to assist in a search for a man missing since early the previous morning. He was eventually located, down in the dumps, where he had been hiding from searchers.

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May 16 2011

Proby’s Journal

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May 07 2011

BYU coeds cliffed out above Little Rock Canyon

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Two 20-year-old hikers hiked Squaw Peak and got caught by darkness and tall cliffs on their way down a ridge into Little Rock Canyon, north of Rock Canyon. They built a fire while SAR hiked from the Squaw Peak Overlook to assist them with extra clothing, water, headlamps, and route finding. The group reached the road in a Provo Bench neighborhood at 5:30 a.m.

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Apr 18 2011

Truck off road in Israel Canyon

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SAR responded to a report of a truck down in a ravine off the road in West Mountain’s Isreal Canyon. As they searched for tracks from victims, it was discovered that the truck had slid off the road earlier and had not yet been able to retrieve it.

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Apr 07 2011

Wheelchair near river prompts search

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An abandoned wheelchair tipped over near Geneva Road on the Provo River bank prompted a search for someone who may have fallen in. Search and Rescue joined Provo Police and Fire and searched the river all the way to the lake.

An object was found a few feet under water that was suspected of being a body, and it was, but the body of a goat. The wheelchair serial number was traced and had been stolen. The thief who abandoned the wheelchair was later located.

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Apr 07 2011

Stranded ATV riders okay

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As the Provo River call wound down, SAR was called to Hope Campground to assist ATV riders stuck in the snow. Within half an hour, the riders got themselves out of trouble and the call was canceled.

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Apr 01 2011

Pregnant woman rescued from Provo River

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A pregnant woman near her due date, her parents and her young child were floating the Provo River when their raft began taking on water. They were able to get out of the river and encountered large snow banks while making their way down canyon toward Vivian Park. Search and Rescue reached her in a side by side with tracks and she was transported to a hospital and treated for hypothermia.

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