MRA Re-Accreditation - Congrats ASAR!

MRA Re-Accreditation - Congrats ASAR!

Congratulations to Atalaya Search and Rescue for a successful re-accreditation with the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) this weekend.

Lost Group of Hikers from NY

Lost Group of Hikers from NY

3 lost hikers, 2 male, 1 female aged 27-34. A group of 6, set out hiking on Borrego Trail. The group got split up, 3 returning to the car, 3 continued on the trail.  The group of 3 travelled all the way to Aspen Ranch.  State Police aircraft searched but could not locate them. ASAR found the group with sound sweeps and brought then home safely.  The group had limited gear and wearing poor clothing considering the environment and weather conditions.

38 yr old snowboarder lost in Taos Ski Area

38 yr old snowboarder lost in Taos Ski Area

38 yr old male snowboarder from Okahoma missing at Taos ski area. He went off the SW edge of Kachina Peak. A patrol team found him via sound sweeps and walked him out the next day.

Hiker lost off Atalaya trail

72 yo male lost off Atalaya trail with possible broken wrist.

Colin, Ambrose, and Aaron L responded and beat IC to staging area. Successful find off a trail spur, successful extraction and handoff to EMS.

Hiker lost off Santa Fe Baldy

41 yo male hiker lost on return from Santa Fe Baldy. Had cell phone and GPS, asked for 2 GPs.

Kari V. responded and joined with SFSAR team. Successful find and extraction, though very slow travel.

Recovery for previous mission near Glorieta

Recovery for previous mission near Glorieta

Recovery of body of 82-year old male near Johnson's Ranch.  Four ASAR members assisted with the recovery

Bowhunter missing in Pecos Canyon area

Bowhunter missing in Pecos Canyon area

Mission initiated for 72 year old bow hunter.  Initial callout around 15:00 for male hunter missing since morning in the Pecos Canyon.  Two ASAR members responded.  Subject located at roughly 18:00 while ASAR members were travelling to Incident Base.  Command instructed team to stand down shortly after 18:00.

Missing 82 yr old near Glorieta Pass

Missing 82 yr old near Glorieta Pass

82 yr old man with dementia missing near Glorieta Pass.  Subject drove his car into a ditch.  When tow services were being provided, he walked away from the scene and disappeared.  SAR teams spent several days searching the area full of thick brush surrounded by canyon walls. 

Body recovery off Taos gorge bridge

Body recovery off Taos gorge bridge

We were called to assist in a body recovery off the Taos gorge bridge, but almost immediately told to stand down. Apparently the agency in charge decided to use a commercial outfit.

Ultra marathoner overdue on Windsor trail

Ultra marathoner overdue on Windsor trail

Ultra marathoner was reported overdue by his team mates. Call went out and we had 2 responders go out - Bill Donahue and Lauren. Subject was found safe on Windsor trail making his way back after unplanned bivvy.