Snowmobilers dig trench, build fire to survive night
While snowmobiles and off-road vehicles are often designed to handle extreme winter conditions, don’t assume that problems will never arise.
Mt Yale Mission 11/18/22
On Friday, November 18th, Chaffee County Search and Rescue – North conducted an operation to rescue a severely injured hiker off of Mt. Yale.
Hikers rescued by helicopter ahead of storm
Chaffee County Search and Rescue–North saved two climbers trapped above treeline as storms rolled through Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14.
S&R responds to altitude sickness callout
Chaffee County Search and Rescue–North responded to the aid of a hiker at 13,340 feet on the side of Mount Yale Thursday evening.
S&R gets two callouts Saturday
Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North responded to two calls for aid Memorial Day weekend.
Snowmobile accident fatal at Cottonwood Pass
A fatal snowmobile accident on Cottonwood Pass left one person dead Tuesday.
The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a distress signal at 11:09 a.m., Feb. 8, from a backcountry traveler advising of a snowmobile accident and an unconscious male in the Cottonwood Pass area, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said in a press release.
Nighttime cliff rescue: Tech teams use drones on ‘spicy’ mission to aid cliffed-out hiker
Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North capped off the high season with a daring night rescue at Chalk Cliffs on Sept. 7.
Search & Rescue escorts hikers out of Browns Canyon
As temperatures dipped rapidly Saturday evening, Chaffee County Search & Rescue-North and a Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputy were called to Browns Canyon National Monument to escort a group of hikers back to the trailhead.
Hiker spots boy, 11, missing along Arkansas River
A search for a missing 11-year-old boy along the banks of the Arkansas River east of Buena Vista yesterday afternoon ended when a hiker spotted the boy walking safely along the river.
Search and Rescue called out to three missions
Chaffee County Search & Rescue-North conducted three missions last weekend to assist hikers who had injured themselves hiking in the Sawatch Range.