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Monday, July 29th, 2019

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These difficult times are giving us the opportunity to look inward, reflect on what truly matters, and connect with ourselves and our loved ones on a deeper level.

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These difficult times are giving us the opportunity to look inward, reflect on what truly matters, and connect with ourselves and our loved ones on a deeper level.

We at Black Diamond would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!  

I shall pass through this world but once.  Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now.  Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. ~ Stephen Grellet

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Congrats to Noah Malavolti of Wytheville!! He was the winner of the Savage Axis II XP 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle Package as part of Black Diamond's Fall Fundraiser Raffle.

Black Diamond raised $1,650 in this fundraiser, which was sponsored by Trader Jerry's. Full details are in the press release below. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and has helped support search and rescue!
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Congrats to Noah Malavolti of Wytheville!! He was the winner of the Savage Axis II XP 6.5 Creedmoor Rifle Package as part of Black Diamonds Fall Fundraiser Raffle. 

Black Diamond raised $1,650 in this fundraiser, which was sponsored by Trader Jerrys. Full details are in the press release below. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket and has helped support search and rescue!Image attachment

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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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Nov 13, 2015: Missing Hiker – Shady Valley, Tennessee

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Nov 13, 2015
Shady Valley Tennessee – Full call out for missing 16- year old female to support an ongoing search mission in Shady Valley Tennessee. The mission subject was separated from her hiking party on Nov 11, 2015. Virginia SAR resources were requested to assist in the ongoing search in the Cherokee National Forest in northeast Tennessee. After an extensive six day search mission, the missing girl was found, alive; Hungry, exhausted and dehydrated. After a short EVAC off the mountain, the subject was checked by EMS and reunited with her family. This successful mission was a joint effort from many Virginia and Tennessee agencies including SAR, Fire, Rescue and Law enforcement.

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Oct 31,2015 – Missing Hikers – Wytheville, VA

Monday, December 7th, 2015

VA-071-15
Oct 31,2015
Wytheville Virginia – Full call out for two missing hikers. This search was during the GSAR Academy being held at Hungry Mother State Park. Resources were pooled from the various teams represented from across the state to respond. Both subjects were found alive.

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