Providing search and rescue services to Chaffee County's backcountry.
A 57-year-old Texas woman died Thursday afternoon in a rafting accident near the Pine Creek Rapid, the seventh boating-related fatality this year on the upper Arkansas River.
Climbing mountains, scaling cliffs in the dead of night, pulling kayakers from the raging waters of the Arkansas River – it’s all part of the job for Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North’s dedicated volunteers.
An Arkansas man died while boating a whitewater section of the river approximately 10 miles north of Buena Vista Friday afternoon.
A Plano, Texas man who became stranded on Mt. Princeton had to be rescued from his perch on the face of a cliff during an operation that lasted into the dark hours of Wednesday evening.
Real-life heroes: Search and rescue volunteers put lives, time and money on the line every time they’re called out
No man left behind.
It’s an expression Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North takes to heart, though not always as visibly as during last fall’s search for missing hiker Gene George.