Chaffee County Search and Rescue North assisted three distressed hikers on three separate missions over the weekend.
Texas hiker Jeffrey Pickering, who was reported missing Friday, was found dead Saturday night in northern Chaffee County.
On 08/24/16 at approximately 5:00 pm the Chaffee County Communications Center received information of a possible missing hiker on Mount Harvard. Family members reported that the hiker was dropped off at the trailhead of Mount Harvard at approximately 7:00 amon the 24th and they were to pick him up at the same location at 3:00 pm, the same day. When he did not return by 5:00 pm they notified Chaffee County authorities.
A Salida prospector pinned under a rock near the summit of Mount Antero was rescued Saturday afternoon by Chaffee County Search and Rescue and other emergency responders.
Sandra Johnson, 51 of Littleton, died Sunday, July 3, following a rafting incident on the Arkansas River. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said that the county communications center received a call at 12:30 p.m. of a woman falling from a raft in the Browns Canyon area.
Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze wants to remind residents and visitors about some basics when venturing into the mountains, following the risky rescue of of a skier March 14, that Spezze said placed the lives of around 20 volunteers and sheriff’s deputies in danger.
Rescuers carried Rob Grizzle, 31, of Denver down from Mount Columbia Monday morning after he suffered a possible broken leg and spent the night on the mountain with two rescuers.
Several search and rescue crews rescued two missing snowmobilers without injury at 4 p.m. Friday following a 15-hour search in Cottonwood Pass and Taylor Park, according to a Western Mountain Rescue Team press release.
On February 5 at approximately 12:18 pm the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of an avalanche in the Cottonwood Pass area near the summit. Cottonwood Pass is in northwest Chaffee County near Buena Vista, Colorado. According to witnesses in the area who were snowmobiling they heard what sounded like an avalanche in the Lost Lake area of Cottonwood pass.
Local search crews located and rescued a pair of missing Denver hikers who were found uninjured Thursday in the Missouri Gulch area.