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Colorado man dies on face of Starlight Peak

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release At approximately 7:00am on Monday August 7th, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified by a satellite phone from an unrelated climbing guide of a stranded party on the face of Starlight Peak, on the climber’s right of a route called “The X”, in the North Palisade area above Big […]

 
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CHP, Inyo SAR sharpen helicopter rescue skills

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release  Inyo County Search and Rescue and Inyo County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend their gratitude to the CHP H-80 flight crew for conducting an excellent two-day helicopter training on June 3rd and 4th.  Two CHP pilots and two flight officers flew up from Apple Valley for the weekend […]

 
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Woman dies after fall near Bear Creek Spire

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted the evening of September 18th regarding a deceased fall victim near Bear Creek Spire. The reporting party, and climbing partner, indicated that the two-person team had camped at Dade Lake and set out the morning of the 18th to ascend Bear Creek Spire. […]

 
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Inyo, Mono S&R teams in action

Inyo County Sheriff’s Department press release A search is underway for missing man, Bum “John” Lee, a 68-year old man from the Redlands area in California. Lee has been missing since Monday afternoon; Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted Monday evening. According to the information received, Lee was attempting the Mountaineer’s Route on Mt. Whitney, and was […]

 
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Man missing in Tecopa area

On the evening of Friday March 11th Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted regarding a cellular phone that was found in the desert east of Tecopa. It was determined that the cellular phone belonged to 83-year old James “Billy” Liles of Carmel, CA. Mr. Liles had been camping near Tecopa about two miles from where […]

 
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Seattle woman dies in fall at Jigsaw Pass

– Information from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office On August 5th at about 5:20pm, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified through CalOES of a SPOT device activation near Jigsaw Pass. The activation was followed by a message asking for a helicopter for an immediate evacuation due to an injury. A short time later another message […]

 
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Update on Shepherd Pass recovery mission

– Inyo County Sheriff’s Office The deceased hiker that was located off the Shepherd Pass trail has been identified as 37-year old man, Kenneth Pledger, from Colorado City, AZ. At this time cause of death has not been determined. On Monday May 18th, 2015 Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification of a deceased person off […]

 
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Local climber found dead

Tragedy in the Eastern Sierra over the weekend – Scott Sederstrom, a well-known rock climber, died in an apparent climbing accident on Friday. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department reports that on March 14, shortly after midnight, the Inyo County Sheriff Department was dispatched to the Lower Gorge for a report of an overdue hiker. The […]

 
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Bishop area man falls to death while hiking

  A multiagency search and rescue effort to locate Matthew Mooney, a 47 year old man from the Bishop area, concluded yesterday late afternoon when Mooney was located deceased.  Search and rescue (SAR) team members discovered Mooney in a chute above Tamarac Lake; he is believed to have fallen approximately 30 feet. SAR teams have […]

 
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Man missing in Rock Creek area

UPDATE:  8-22 Search teams resumed their work at daybreak.  Still no sign of Mr. Mooney at last report. – Press release from Inyo County Sheriff’s Office: A multiagency search and rescue effort has been underway since approximately 10:30 PM last night, after Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of an overdue hiker. Matthew Mooney, a 47-year old […]

 
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