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La Plata County Search and Rescue

Teenager rescued from Cascade Creek waterfalls

A 16-year-old boy was rescued from the waterfalls at Cascade Creek Thursday evening, The rescue efforts for the uninjured teen started shortly before 4 p.m., said Ron Corkish, the president of the...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies jumping waterfalls at Cascade Creek; two rescued

A rescue turned into a recovery Sunday afternoon on Cascade Creek. “I can confirm we have a victim,” La Plata Search and Rescue President Ron Corkish said. “But this is in San Juan County, and the...

DATE: July 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office gets new boat, organizes dive team

In November 2012, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office led a search of Vallecito Reservoir for missing teenager Dylan Redwine. But it needed the help of a dive team and turned to the New Mexico...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search-and-rescue crews’ new tool will help with wilderness extractions

Southwest Colorado’s hazardous terrain entices outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world – but adds an obstacle for search-and-rescue teams tasked with ensuring their safety. However, equipment...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office gets new boat, organizes dive team

In November 2012, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office led a search of Vallecito Reservoir for missing teenager Dylan Redwine. But it needed the help of a dive team and turned to the New Mexico...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Search called off for man with broken arm north of Durango

A 19-year-old man believed to have broken his arm in a fall in the Falls Creek area north of Durango apparently made it out of the wilderness on his own power, according to scanner reports. La...

DATE: May 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local icon Fred Kroeger dies at 97

Whether you call him the epitome of the Greatest Generation or the man who would not give up, former Durango Mayor Frederick V. Kroeger, who died Saturday at 97, left a legacy for generations of...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man airlifted after injury in horse fall northeast of Durango

A 48-year-old man injured in a horse fall in the backcountry was in a helicopter and on his way to Mercy Regional Medical Center in about an hour and 20 minutes. The accident took place west of...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missouri man rescued from Weminuche Wilderness

La Plata County Search and Rescue rescued a man lost in the Weminuche Wilderness by helicopter Saturday morning. The team members spotted a smoke plume from the fire the 59-year-old man from...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured person found after search

According to the scanner, an injured person was located near Lemon Reservoir about 4:05 p.m. Friday. The search began with a 911 call and a response by Upper Pine Fire Protection District. La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in Animas identified

The body recovered from the Animas River on July 18 has been positively identified as Cody Shane Pierce, 19, of Albuquerque. La Plata County Search & Rescue conducted an extensive search after...

DATE: July 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured hiker rescued from Mount Eolus

A man injured Sunday afternoon on Mount Eolus was rescued and flown to San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington. The exact nature of his injuries was not available, but according to early...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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