11/21/2018 - Lost Hiker
At approximately 1730, the Ground Team and Comm 1 were called out to the Monument near the Visitors Center for a lost hiker. The hiker was later found by one of our own members driving to staging. The hiker was ok and was thankful for the team being there!
10/16/2018 - 2 Lost Hunters
A call came in for a couple who were out hunting off the Switchback Trail. They had texted their son that they were lost. A team was sent down the trail to the subjects at 0102. The subjects were reached at 0137. They were in good condition and ready to spend the night next to their fire. They began the hike back up at 0151. They reached the staging 0311 along with 2 quarters of their elk.
10/15/2018 - Lost Elderly Hiker
At approximately 0845 a call came in for a standby mission for a missing 79 year old male (possibly) on the Uncompahgre Plateau. Comm, Ground, ATV and dog teams were requested. Subject was reported missing by a friend who said he did not come home the previous evening. Since the subjects vehicle had not been located, the heli team was dispatched to see if they could find the vehicle. The heli team spotted a silver truck stuck in a wash near the Dominguez Campground. They were able to land on the road nearby. It was determined to be our lost subject. Several of those on scene were sent to the truck and helped the subject pull the truck out of the mud. Subject was uninjured and had stayed with his vehicle throughout the night.