Providing search and rescue services to Chaffee County's backcountry.
Kishore Joshi, 46, Houston, Texas, the subject of weekend search efforts by Chaffee County Search and Rescue, returned to safety early Sunday evening, according to a Monday release from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.
A man hiking on Mount Yale with his sixteen-year-old daughter was assisted off the mountain by volunteers from the county’s search and rescue team during a nighttime mission Friday evening. Neither the man nor his young daughter was injured during the incident.
This year has been the deadliest on record since the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area began tracking boating-related fatalities in 1990.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office identified William A. Forshey, 54, of Austin, Texas, Tuesday as the victim who died in the Arkansas River Monday. Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis reported that an autopsy indicates Forshey died as a result of drowning.
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.