La Plata County Search and Rescue

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

Man rescued from Purgatory Flats

A 50-year-old man was rescued Saturday evening at Purgatory Flats after a horse fell on him. He was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center by helicopter, said Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata...

DATE: July 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found near Bakers

La Plata County Search & Rescue on Saturday evening recovered a body believed to be that of a young man who drowned in late June in the Animas River. The body, believed to be that of Cody Shane...

DATE: July 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hermosa Trail hiker assisted by search-and-rescue

According to the emergency scanner, a rescue was requested about 4:45 p.m. Sunday for someone who was injured about three miles up Hermosa Creek Trail. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata...

DATE: July 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helicopter training held near Hermosa Creek drainage area

La Plata County Search and Rescue volunteers practiced a helicopter mission Saturday morning over the Hermosa Creek drainage area. The helicopter, provided by TriState CareFlight, made about six...

DATE: July 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family to hold service for son

Almost two weeks after their son drowned in the Upper Animas River, Cody Shane Pierce’s family is planning to say goodbye. Friends held a vigil Monday, and his family will hold a memorial service...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

River search continues for man’s body

On Sunday, the fourth day of its search, La Plata County Search and Rescue was again unsuccessful in finding the body of a young man who drowned Thursday. “History tells us that the results of the...

DATE: July 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

So, what’s up with that helicopter?

Durangoans wondering about a helicopter flying low over town Monday night need wonder no more. “It was us,” said Dan Bender of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. “Every month, (La Plata County)...

DATE: June 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rescue cards for backcountry can save your wallet

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is offering residents and visitors a pretty good deal: For a mere $3, anyone who participates in the state’s wide variety of outdoor activities can support...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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