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So, now you're lost Sticky

Let’s talk about the viral post advising folks to change their voicemail when lost and low on cell phone battery power or their phone is dead.
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Quick Action by Search and Rescue Teams Enable Safe Return of Autistic 12-Year-Old


(January 20, 2024) - Yesterday afternoon YCSO received a call from Cottonwood Police Department asking for assistance with locating a missing autistic 12-year-old child at the Black Canyon Day Use recreational area in Cottonwood.  The boy, who is nonverbal, was in the area with his grandfather and had walked away somewhere near the river's edge. 

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YCSO Hosts Search & Rescue K9 Clinic


Prescott, Arizona - (September 21, 2023)

At the beginning of September Search and Rescue K9 handlers from across the State came together for a 3-day working clinic hosted by the Yavapai County Search and Rescue's Dog Unit. Working through rain and extreme heat, twenty-nine K9 handlers and over twenty volunteers participated in the clinic; the goal of which was learn best practices, build comradery, and allow members from other teams in the Search and Rescue Units an opportunity to train with the K9s.

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Missing Autistic Boy Found Safe


On Saturday July 8th, at approximately 5:30 p.m. YCSO received a report of a missing 9-year-old autistic boy who was last seen near the boat ramp on Granite Basin Lake. The boy had been at the lake with his brother and his guardian. The two boys were playing near the boat ramp, when the brother left the boy briefly to speak with the guardian. When he returned, he could not locate his brother. YCSO Forest Patrol, US Forest Service, a DPS Ranger helicopter from Phoenix and a drone quickly responded, along with available YCSO deputies. Deputies immediately began a search of the area.

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Sedona: Search and Rescue Turns to Search and Recovery Mission


Yesterday afternoon (7/6/23) YCSO patrol took a welfare check call for a man who had not shown up to work, which was unusual. The man’s roommate said he was an avid hiker and would often hike the Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock trails. Deputies later located his vehicle at the Bell Rock parking lot but was not able to reach him by cell phone. YCSO pinged the man’s phone, showing he was in the area. There was no reason at that time to think the man was in danger, until later that evening when the man still had not surfaced.

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YCSRT Units and Jeep Posse Volunteers Have Busy Weekend


PRESCOTT ARIZONA (March 6, 2023) –The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) units and Jeep Posse volunteers endured a busy weekend successfully locating a Prescott Valley resident that had become stuck in the snow while looking for her husband and two sons in the Crown King area, locating and rescuing the husband and sons who had been stranded for approximately 11 hours, as well as the retrieval of a deceased person that was otherwise unobtainable by YCSO Deputies.

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Missing Elderly Couple Located and Safe


PRESCOTT ARIZONA (February 2, 2023) – The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Forest Patrol, with assistance from our Yavapai County Search and Rescue 4x4 Team (YCSRT 4x4), Off Highway Vehicle (YCSRT OHV) Team, and Department of Public Safety (DPS), is pleased to report that missing couple, Mike and Catherine Pena and their dog Daphnee have been safely located. 

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YCSO Personnel and Search and Rescue Units on Day Five of Search for Missing Camper


PRESCOTT ARIZONA (October 5,2022) – Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers have been searching relentlessly over the past five days for missing camper 63-year-old Jeffrey Gordon Stambaugh of Tucson who has not been seen since 10:30am September 30th, 2022.

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