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.
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.
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.
An Air Force Academy professor missing for two days after a hike in Chaffee County has been found injured but alive, the Academy said just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Search and rescue crews recovered the body of the missing 11-year-old boy Friday from the Arkansas River in Browns Canyon. Drake Durkee, from Golden, was thrown from his raft at Big Drop Rapid Wednesday during a commercial rafting trip. His body was found just downstream of the site where he went into the water.