Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

We have you all have a happy and safe Halloween!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same

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POKER RUN!

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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VA-033-14 (06/03/14) Speedwell, Virginia

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

On 06/03/2014 BDSAR responded to mission number VA-033-14 in Speedwell, Virginia for a cave rescue mission.

” A group of spelunkers entered a cave south of Speedwell on the west side of U.S. Route 21 this morning, and that sometime after noon one of the cave explorers got wedged in a part of the cave.
He said local rescuers responded and were able to provide the person with medical care. She was alert and interacting with rescuers as they worked.
Various rescue teams responded, including the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Speedwell volunteer fire department, Rural Retreat rescue, Wythe County rescue squad, Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Black Diamond Search and Rescue, a rescue team that specializes in cave rescue”

Scr:http://m.roanoke.com/news/virginia/crews-rescue-trapped-female-caver-in-wythe-county/article_d6b44d82-eb79-11e3-9478-0017a43b2370.html?mode=jqm

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VA-014-14 Scott County

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Black Diamond requested by Virginia EOC to supplement response of Scott Co Fire & Rescue agencies in search of three adult hikers. Subjects were found, and led out of the woods under their own power.

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VA-010-14 Wise County

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Black Diamond alerted to a call by the Virginia EOC,from the Wise County Sheriff’s Department Saturday March 15, 2014. Two subjects were hiking on the Pine Mountain Trail, the female had an ankle injury and was unable to walk, both subjects had been without water for several hours and were suffering from symptoms of dehydration. Both subjects were extracted and SAR cleared.

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VA-070-13 Patrick Co.

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Black Diamond resources called to the Blue Ridge Parkway to assist other SAR resources in locating a 70 year old hunter who was overdue. Subject located and evacuated to safety.

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VA-068-13 – Tazewell Co

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

SAR resources requested to assist Law Enforcement with an overdue hunter.

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VA-065-13 – Wise Co

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

SAR resources requested to assist local Fire / EMS in locating 5 lost hikers who had not only split up, but also left the trail. Local Fire and EMS used sirens for attraction and were able to make contact with the subjects soon after SAR personnel began arriving.

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VA-064-13 – Lee Co

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Black Diamond SAR requested to assist local EMS / Fire to locate someone who had walked off from home, and did not return. Subject was located by local resources before arrival of SAR personnel.

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