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Hiker Dies after Fall

Mar
13

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION - Just before 6 PM on March 11, 2015, YCSO deputies were dispatched to an incident involving an injured hiker located 5 miles up from the Bull Pen camping area along West Clear Creek, east of Camp Verde in Yavapai County. The subject has been identified as 22-year-old Rhishav Choudhury whose home country is India. Initial reports from those who knew Rhishav indicated he had wandered away by himself from a group and apparently fell an estimated 100’ from a rocky area adjacent to a trail. The group consisted of students from a college in Ohio.

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Mar
09

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P.O. Box 11104, Prescott, Arizona 86304
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Hiker lucky she wasn’t alone; YCSO often called to rescue

Feb
22

By JOANNA DODDER

The Daily Courier jdodder@prescottaz.com

While a group of local young adults made several crucial errors during their trek into the Granite Dells Feb. 15, they did do at least one major thing right: they didn't go alone. If the 16-year-old girl who was saved by her friends would have been alone, she would have been in a world of hurt when she collapsed apparently because of dehydration.

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Man Rescued following Ground and Air Effort while Uninvolved Person hinders the work of Rescuers

Feb
18

On February 15, 2015, just after 1 PM, YCSO deputies were called out to the Thunder Mountain Trail on Capitol Butte in Sedona regarding a 66-year-old man from Idaho who was stuck on a ledge. The man had hiked to the top of Capitol Butte and upon descent he took the wrong trail which led him to an area where he could no longer descend, in part, because of a prior shoulder injury. The man was calm during his contact with deputies and remained stationary as requested.

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Poor Decision by Hikers Result in Rescue on Bell Rock

Feb
12

On February 8, 2015, at approximately 7:30PM, YCSO received a call regarding 2 subjects, a 46-yearold male and a 39-year-old female, both from Los Angeles, who were stuck near the top of Bell Rock in the Village of Oak Creek.

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Phoenix family rescued after truck stuck in ditch

Jan
08

A Phoenix family that drove to an area off Bloody Basin Road and became stuck on New Year's Day was rescued, due in part to some smart decisions, a Yavapai County Sheriff's spokesman said.

The family left Cave Creek and, at about 6:30 p.m., called the Sheriff's Office to report that their truck, with a man, woman and two children inside, had become stranded after getting stuck in a ditch, YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said.

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Remains of Missing Person Thomas Lang Believed to be Recovered

Dec
04

Flagstaff, AZ: Searchers believe they have located the skeletal remains of 22 year old Thomas Lang who was originally reported as an overdue hiker on December 18, 2013. His parents have spent many weekends since the formal search was suspended, hiking areas where they believe their son might be located. On Saturday, November 29, 2014 Thomas’s parents were searching for their son in the Secret Canyon area located within Yavapai County.

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Missing Prescott Valley Woman Found

Oct
19

Thanks to the assistance of the the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and an alert StoneRidge resident, the Prescott Valley Police Department is pleased to report that Betty J. Salters, the missing 81 year old female from StoneRidge was located at approximately 7:30 this morning. Search teams had worked through the night in attempts to locate Mrs. Salters who wandered away from her home early last night. 

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Man found deceased near Willow Lake

Sep
02

PRESCOTT - A 49-year-old man who had not been seen for a week was found dead near Willow Lake Wednesday afternoon, a Prescott Police spokesman said.
Terry Perna's car had been located near the west side of Willow Lake, Lt. Ken Morley said, and family members were concerned because he suffered from physical health problems and mental illness.
On Tuesday, crews from Prescott Fire searched the lake by boat and police were assisted in a search by the Yavapai County sheriff's Recsue-1 helicopter, but he was not found.

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Scout Troop Stranded Overnight Rescued - June 15, 2014

Jun
22

FINAL UPDATE - June 15, 2014 – All parties have returned safely. The coordination between YCSO, the YCSRT Back Country Unit, and DPS Ranger Crews, were pivotal to a successful resolution in this rescue operation.The man who was transported to Verde Valley Medical Center has been identified as Ken Barnum, 70, from Casa Grande. His son, and another teen not part of the family, were airlifted to safety – see photo. The Boy Scout Troop is based out of the town of Maricopa.

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