Monday, January 7th, 2019

2 weeks ago

Black Diamond Search And Rescue Council

Black Diamond has responded to 4 searches in the past 6 days.
We are fortunate to have a team of volunteers willing to serve their community anytime anywhere.
Even after search tasks that are hands and knees through briars and clear cuts, they come back scratched up, bleeding but with a smile and sense of accomplishment, ready for more.
I’m very proud of my team and teammates.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriffs department 276-935-2313 ...

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Black Diamond has been busy in 2019.
Responding to the second mission of the year.
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2 weeks ago

Black Diamond Search And Rescue Council

The Washington County VA Sheriff’s Office with the help of additional first responders continue to search for the missing person first reported missing this past Monday, December 30, 2018.

According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Specialized Response Team along with members of Black Diamond Search and Rescue and Washington County Life Saving Crew Swift Water Rescue Team conducted a search of South Fork of the Holston River from where the missing person resided downstream for approximately 10 miles with negative results.

“We are hoping the public may come forward with any information concerning the whereabouts of Floyd K. Hines Jr” stated Sheriff Newman.

Anyone with any information should contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 276-676-6000.
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Congratulations Garland Newton and K9 Fargo for becoming Type 1 Water Recovery Certified!! WAY TO GO! ...

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BDSAR 2017 Team Award

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Tearsa Edwards receives the 2017 Team Award

The team award is presented once a year, to one individual, who goes above and beyond to make Black Diamond a better team.

Tearsa is the Equine Team coordinator.

She worked tirelessly for two years to get the equine team trained, tested and credentialed to become a state equine team resource. During this time she also spent countless hours training as a ground team member and responding to missions in Virginia and out of state. Tearsa exemplifies the qualities we look for in members of Black Diamond.

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BDSAR in the News: Black Diamond K-9 handler receives statewide award

Monday, August 20th, 2018

 

https://www.heraldcourier.com/townnews/politics/black-diamond-k–handler-receives-statewide-award/article_4535a5f0-500f-11e8-a875-eb1cf85bf1a1.html

http://wcyb.com/news/local/local-search-team-member-gets-state-honor

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West Virginia Flooding Response.

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Rainelle,West Virginia.
Black Diamond members worked side by side with the West Va state police, DNR, military and local fire and rescue. Tasks including residential searches, welfare checks, distribution of emergency relief supplies, and assisted with a ground search for a missing 73 year old subject with dementia, who was found status 1.
Thank you to all our members who responded to assist our West Virginia neighbors. BD-2

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Full Call out – March, 5th 2016 (Patrick Co, Virginia)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Mission: VA-019-16
On March 5, 2016, Black Diamond was dispatched to Patrick County, Virginia for a Full Call out including Ground, K-9 and Management. For a missing 18 year old female hiker, separated from her hiking party in the Rock Castle Gorge area of Rocky Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Subject was found alive and well.

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VA-013-16 – Henry County – Full call out – Missing 62 year old female.

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Black Diamond was dispatched to Henry County, VA for a full call out for a missing 62 year old female. She was found hypothermic and dehydrated  but alive by searchers.

 

 

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VA-010-16 – Montgomery Co, VA. – K9 Response requested for missing 13 year old.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

VA-010-16 – Montgomery Co. – K9 Response requested for a missing 13 year old. Mission ran as a law enforcement response. No further details to be released.

 

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MISSON VA-001-16 FULL CALL OUT – PITTSYLVANIA CO, VA

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Black Diamond was alerted for a full call out to  Pittsylvania County, VA.  All resources
from Ground, K9 & management were requested, The search was later turned over to law enforcement as a fugitive mission.

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Nov 23: Bristol Virginia – Full Call out for a Missing 19-year-old black male with Asperger’s Syndrome

Monday, December 7th, 2015

VA-077-15
Nov 23, 2015
Bristol Virginia – Full Call out for a Missing 19-year-old black male with Asperger’s Syndrome and/or is in the Autism spectrum. Due to this he may not respond to strangers. Subject was located due to investigation by Law Enforcement. The subject had been in the search area, however a business owner noticed the missing subject “hanging around the business”. Due to the cold weather and not wanting the subject loitering, the business owner paid for the subject’s room at the Super 8 motel. Once the identity of the subject had been verified, field resources were called back to base and the mission resumed as a law enforcement investigation.
Man hours – 30 Vehicle miles – 1,074

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Nov 14, 2015: Bland County, VA – Missing Hunter.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

VA-075-15
Nov 14, 2015
Bland County Virginia – Full call out for a missing hunter. Subject is a 68-year old white male. Subject was found deceased.

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