La Plata County Search and Rescue

Training is FUN-damental

DATE: May 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Great snow,’ then an ordeal

What would you do? You’ve spent the morning skiing with your wife. The kids are in ski school, and before lunch you decide to duck off on your own for some untracked snow. Recent storms have...

DATE: March 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost skier found in Hermosa Creek backcountry

A man who skied out of bounds at Durango Mountain Resort on Friday spent the night in remote wilderness before being found Saturday afternoon in the Hermosa Creek drainage, miles from the ski...

DATE: March 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local man critical after ATV crash

A 74-year-old La Plata County man is in critical condition after being injured in an ATV accident early Tuesday. James Marvin Brady of Durango was rescued from the rugged terrain north of Hermosa...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter rescued from upper Hermosa Creek

A 77-year-old hunter who suffered chest pains was rescued by helicopter Thursday morning north of Durango. La Plata County Search and Rescue learned of the man’s situation about 8 a.m. Thursday. He...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found safe after grueling 2-day search

A Montrose man was found wet and miserable but unhurt after a two-day search in impassable conditions and extreme weather over the weekend northwest of Durango. The 55-year-old man, whose name was...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk-herd tracking gets man lost in Weminuche

An Ignacio man hunting in the Weminuche Wilderness became disoriented Thursday and spent a cold night in the woods away from his camp. La Plata County Search and Rescue reunited the man with his...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fall seriously injures mountain biker along the Colorado Trail

A mountain biker fell and suffered a serious injury Monday near Kennebec Pass along the Colorado Trail. The 27-year-old man is from France, said Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Search...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog saved from the great abyss

Maya, a 5-year-old golden retriever, was pulled from the bowels of an abyss Wednesday after slipping and falling down a 20-foot crevice east of Andrews Lake in San Juan County. The pup was...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body of man discovered in tent west of city

A man was found dead inside a tent Wednesday about a half mile up a hill behind the Tech Center, west of downtown Durango. The man’s identity was not released Wednesday evening pending notification...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paraglider crashes on Smelter Mountain

Emergency crews preparing for medical evacuation training Wednesday on Smelter Mountain got the real thing instead. They were able to bring colleague Rudy Unrau to safety. Unrau, who began...

DATE: May 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing teen may have been upset about order

A 13-year-old boy who went missing Monday from the Vallecito area may have been upset with a court order granting his father visitation rights over the Thanksgiving holiday, said some family...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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