Tag Archives | Mono County Search and Rescue

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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Mono SAR aids hiker at Shamrock Lake

– Press release On Monday, August 3, 2015, at approximately 10:20am, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding an ill hiker at Shamrock Lake. A female hiker, age 52, of Ventura, California, and her family came to the Eastern Sierra for vacation. The family hiked to Shamrock Lake for an overnight […]

 
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Mono Search and Rescue answers calls

– Press releases On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding an injured hiker along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). A female hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail, at Lake Harriet, approximately 18 miles east of Bridgeport, called for help using a satellite phone.  She had sustained an […]

 
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Fatalities in Eastern Sierra over the weekend

– CHP press releases On June 07, 2015, at approximately 6:03 P.M., an unidentified male was driving a 2007 Toyota 4Runner, eastbound from Laurel Lakes on an unimproved U.S. Forest Service dirt road. The road at this location is steep, narrow, and has multiple sharp turns.  For an unknown reason, the Toyota traveled off of […]

 
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Mono SAR helps stranded backpacker

– Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On the morning of Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, at approximately 10:00AM, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a stranded backpacker near Glass Creek. A male backpacker, age 43, from Ramona, CA, began a two week backpack trip. The backpacker started his trip at Dead Man […]

 
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Agencies combine to rescue hiker at ‘The Cleaver’

– Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, in Hawthorne, NV, received a 911 call regarding a hiker who had broken their leg in a fall near Matterhorn Peak, approximately 15 miles southwest of Bridgeport in the Sawtooth Mountain Range. The 911 call was transferred […]

 
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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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Fun fundraisers for local teams, Mono SAR

Several  fundraisers are taking place over the next few days: Bishop Union High School Ski/Snowboard Team Warren Milleers “No Turning Back” Thursday, Nov. 20 at BUHS Theater 7 pm Tickets $10 available at Wave Rave and Looney Bean ### NORDIC ROCKS! A Country Dance For All Ages Sponsored by Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association (ESNSA) […]

 
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Mono SAR helps climber at Saw Tooth

– Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On the afternoon of Friday, August 15th, 2014, at approximately 12:55pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an injured climber on a ridge in the Saw Tooth Range near Bridgeport. Two climbers were attempting to climb a ridge in the Saw Tooth Range near Bridgeport. During their […]

 
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Mono SAR aids ultra-marathoners

– Mono County Sheriff’s Office press release On the evening of Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at approximately 6:00 pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received notification that a SPOT device had been activated on the PCT Trail near Upper Piute Meadows. Two ultra-marathon runners were attempting to run from Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass in 24 hours. […]

 
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Rescue in Lundy Canyon

– Press release from Mono County Sheriff’s Office: On the afternoon of Monday, July 28th, 2014, at approximately 12:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding two stranded hikers in the Lundy Canyon area. To access a family mining claim on steep and rocky slopes above Mill Creek, two brothers, from Utah and Nevada, […]

 
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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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