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Mingus Mountain Rescue 4/26/11

Apr
27

On April 25, 2011, around 1 PM, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a Mr. Greg Cain who reported that his 41-year-old wife, Amber, and 8-year-old son, Nathan, were missing. The family had been camping on Mingus Mountain near Forest Road 413. Greg indicated he had last seen them about 2 hours prior. He searched the area before calling, but could not locate either his wife or child.

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Rescue summary 12/10 - 01/11

Apr
27

The following is a summary of search and rescue activity conducted by Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to Forest Patrol, along with volunteers from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team (YCSRT) and Jeep Posse.

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Black Canyon Wash Rescue

Apr
26

On April 1, 2012, at approximately 2:45 AM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s office dispatchers were notified that 4 persons were stranded in an area near Thousand Trails Road outside of Cottonwood. The reporting party, who was not part of the group, had been in contact with one of the stranded adults the prior night and learned their vehicle had broken down during an off-road outing

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YCSRT Backcountry Unit Awarded YCCF Grant

Mar
10

Last month, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Backcountry Unit was honored to receive a $4,000 dollar grant from the Yavapai County Community Foundation. The Backcountry Unit is one of several invaluable rescue groups who are part of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Response Team (YCSRT) and serve as a mountain rescue team for the county. The Backcountry Unit has extensive training in tracking, field searches, swift water rescue, helicopter operations, and is frequently utilized by the Sheriff’s Office as a first response team.

 

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