Providing search and rescue services to Chaffee County's backcountry.
Local search crews located and rescued a pair of missing Denver hikers who were found uninjured Thursday in the Missouri Gulch area.
On Monday, July 20th, 2015 at approximately 2:13 p.m. the Chaffee County Communications Center received a 911 call from a lost hiker on Mt. Shavano. Nearly thirty minutes later, they received another, unrelated 911 call for help from two hikers below the summit of Mt. Columbia.
Search & Rescue retrieves injured mountain biker, helps lost hikers, responds to high country rollover
Chaffee County emergency responders retrieved an injured mountain biker, a 55-year-old Virginia man, July 17 on Alpine Tunnel trail. Their first indication of the accident was through a SPOT device that had been activated at about 2:45 p.m. Undersheriff Derek Bos said SPOT devices relay the GPS coordinates of an emergency, but they provide little other information.
Three hikers are injured and one was killed by a lightning strike on Mt. Yale earlier this afternoon.
A series of mudslides closed CR 344 just below Cottonwood Lake Thursday, resulting in a voluntary evacuation of 150 people from Cottonwood Lake Campground. The campground will be closed at least until today, when the stability of the area will be evaluated.