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Busy Weekend for Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams: Two Sets of Hikers Rescued

Nov
10

 – It was no doubt a beautiful weekend for hiking in Northern Arizona. For some though the day didn’t end quite as planned. A couple hiking Cathedral Rock Saturday evening November 6, 2021, with only their cellphones, water, and wearing minimal amounts of clothing, called for help after it got dark when they realized they couldn’t find their way back down the path. In less than two hours from the call, Verde Search and Rescue had the couple safely back to their vehicle.

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So, now you're lost

Oct
24
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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SDU Awarded OneAZ Grant

Oct
13

The YCSRT Search Dog Unit applied for and was awarded the OneAZ Community Foundation Grant.

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UPDATE 10 AM -- YCSO search teams have found Cherie

Apr
05

UPDATE 10 AM -- YCSO search teams have found Cherie - she has minor injuries but is otherwise ok -- thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers and a special thanks to our dedicated search and rescue volunteers who have again answered the call ---

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SDU in Prescott Living Magazine

Jan
09

Read about the Search Dog Unit in Prescott Living Magazine
Page 58
https://prescottlivingmag.com/copies/

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- UPDATE, REMAINS IDENTIFIED Human Remains Recovered from the Dry Beaver Creek area, McGuireville

Jan
09

Prior media release follows – The Yavapai County Medical Examiner has confirmed the remains found on January 1, 2021, near McGuireville are that of 31-year-old Shane Rollman. Shane was reported missing to the West Covina Police Department in California, last seen September 12, 2020. Shane’s abandoned vehicle was found by DPS Troopers on September 23, 2020, at the McGuireville rest stop off I 17. Shane could not be located following a search by Troopers and subsequent extensive search effort by YCSO Forest Patrol Deputies and search volunteers. 

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2 Search and Rescues provide understanding that Hiking alone always increases Risk – A Cell phone was a lifeline in both cases

Jul
21

On July 18,  2020,  around  10:45  PM,  YCSO  was  contacted  about  a  missing  16-year-old  autistic male  who had  separated  from  his  hiking  companion and had not  been seen since 7:30 PM.  The missing  teen was  expected to return to  a  trail  head  in the  Groom  Creek  area,  but  never  showed. Deputies  learned the teen had a phone, some  water,  food,  and was  wearing a head lamp.  Initial attempts  to  reach  him  by  phone were unsuccessful.

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Graffiti ‘Artist’ rescued After Fall from Storm Drain

Apr
07

On April 4, 2020, around 3:30 PM, YCSO dispatchers received a call from a 26-year-old Prescott man who indicated he had fallen from a ‘tunnel’ resulting in a broken leg and upper body cuts and bruises. The location was off Highway 89 just outside of Prescott as your heading towards Wilhoit. While deputies and EMS crews were responding, the injured subject was kept on the line with dispatchers so they could monitor his consciousness and level of pain. Personnel started arriving around 20 minutes after the initial call, utilizing GPS coordinates from the cell phone call for direction.  

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Yavapai County Search and Rescue Involved in Two Rescues

Mar
17

On March 11, 2020 at approximately 4:00 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call regarding stranded motorists on Forest Service Road 413, on Mingus Mountain in the Prescott National Forest.  The stranded subjects were traveling back from Jerome to Camp Verde where they were staying.  They consulted their GPS for the shortest route and were directed onto Forest Road 413 on Mingus Mountain.

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