BASS LAKE – A flashlight vigil for missing firefighter Token Adams will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at Recreation Point on Bass Lake.
Everyone is invited to come out and join friends and family in prayers and support
The search for Adams continues today in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico near Fenton Lake. Today is the seventh day with no sign of the former Coarsegold resident.
The mother of Token Adams, Ietake Anderson, visited the Incident Base Camp this morning. She spoke to search crews and thanked them for their hard work.
Token’s younger brother Cruz and his wife have also traveled to the site of the incident command center in New Mexico.
A Firewatch “Cobra” helicopter is schedule to arrive today to provide additional support for the search team. This specialized helicopter has cameras as well as infrared and low-light sensors. Its low-light sensors and transmission equipment can transmit images to search crews up to 30 miles away.
Search teams use a gridding technique to ensure that all areas are covered thoroughly before eliminating and moving to a different area. Air and ground search areas overlap.
Yesterday at 6 a.m., the Joe Reinarz Type 1 Southwest Incident Management Team joined forces with Dave Denali’s New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue Team to assist in the search efforts. Under a unified command structure the Type I team and the New Mexico team will be able to combine local resources with national resources to aid in the search for Token Adams.
A 25 square-mile section of the Santa Fe National Forest is being searched. Approximately 25 percent of the area has been covered on foot and 70 percent by air.