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Oct 31,2015 – Missing Hikers – Wytheville, VA

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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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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Oct 25, 2015 – Missing Person- Limestone, Tennessee

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Oct 25, 2015
Limestone, Tennessee – Limited call out, K-9 and walkers to assist law enforcement in the search of a missing subject from a suspicious house fire. Subject was located deceased.

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Oct 6,2015: Prince Edward County, VA.

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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Oct 6,2015
Prince Edward County,Virginia. Full Callout  for a missing Alzheimer’s subject.  Subject was found alive!

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Oct 3, 2015: Smyth County, VA (Missing Male Hiker)

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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Oct 3, 2015:
Smyth County Virginia – Full Call out for a missing hiker, 50 year old white male in the Sugar Grove area. This search has been suspended until further investigation is completed by Law Enforcement.

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Oct 2, 2015 – Smyth County, VA (Missing Hiker)

Monday, December 7th, 2015

On Oct 2, 2015 Black Diamond SAR Was dispatched to Smyth County, Virginia. For a full all out for  32-year old, white female hiker.  Subject was found alive.

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VA-045-15 – Bland County, VA

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

VA-045-15 – Bland County, VA – Black Diamond was requested to respond to Bland County for a overdue / separated hiker on the Appalachian Trail. Subject was located by SAR resources and returned to their party.Location_of_Bland_County,_Virginia

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VA-041-15 – Henry County, VA

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

VA-041-15 – Henry County, VA – Black Diamond was requested to respond to Henry County for a female subject with possible dementia. Mission was suspended and subject walked out on her own the next day.

 

 

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VA-040-15 – Franklin County, VA

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

VA-040-15 – Franklin County – Black Diamond was requested to respond to Franklin County, VA for a male dementia patient. Subject was found alive and well, by SAR resources, the following day.VA_22905

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VA-026-15 – Smyth County, VA

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

VA-026-15  – Smyth County,VA:  On 5/18/2015 Black Diamond SAR was requested by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to assist in locating a downed aircraft. With the help of The Virginia State Police Aviation unit, Civil Air Patrol and members from our sister agency the Southwest Virginia Mountain Rescue Group, the aircraft was located.

 

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#FindNoah

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

The outcome of the Noah Thomas search wasn’t what any of us wanted. However the SAR community pulled together and with the local and state resources, fielded a lot of people on a lot of tasks. Not only was I impressed by the SAR effort, I can’t say enough about the turnout from the local fire and rescue personnel. Working alongside those folks and their knowledge of the area and the outpouring of support from the surrounding agencies was impressive to say the least.

I thought you may want to look at some initial numbers.

These will be updated as the data is compiled, however, This isn’t all inclusive:

The mission was started on 3/22 at 12:45 and ended 3/26 around 2100. I don’t have the total number of missions tasked out yet, however in that time frame there were 477 ground personnel, 303 volunteers, 25 staff, 22 dog teams and 2 equestrian teams for a total of 3064 manhours. There were over 6800 miles driven to and from the search, 15 individual SAR teams had members respond, 8 separate government agencies, 22 local agencies, and 14 groups of “Others”
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