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Three Search And Rescue Calls Sunday

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MADERA COUNTY–The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting three separate search and rescue calls on Sunday, 9.4.2022. Beginning at 8:35am with the first call and the final call coming in at 4:00pm, conditions all day were considered extreme due to excessive heat. Rescue #1 Lost Hiker at Devils Slide At 8:35am on Sunday 9/4/22, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office received ...

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Teen Fatality At Thousand Island Lake

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MADERA COUNTY–At approximately 8pm on August 10, 2022, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a teenage subject who had gone missing from his hiking party near Thousand Island Lake. Thousand Island Lake, part of the Ansel Adams Wilderness in eastern Madera County, is at an elevation of 9,833 with 10,000-foot peaks surrounding it. https://goo.gl/maps/   The ...

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Woman Drives Off Highway 49 Into Ravine

MARIPOSA COUNTY–A woman drove off an embankment on Highway 49 in Mariposa County at approximately 2:00 am on Thursday morning, 7.21.2022. The accident occurred in a remote area between Mariposa and Coulterville on the Bagby Grade. A small group was doing research in a creek that runs into the Merced River near Bagby and while walking up the dry creek ...

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Two Weekend Medical Rescues

MADERA COUNTY–Excessive heat, dehydration, and hikers falling ill kept Madera County Sheriff’s and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) busy over the hot weekend. Rescue #1 Rainbow Falls On Friday afternoon, July 15, 2022, Madera County Sheriff’s Sgt. Roussell and Deputy Vermeulen were on patrol in the Eastern Madera County area when they were dispatched to a possible medical aid at Rainbow ...

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Drowning at Eastman Lake

MADERA COUNTY — Shortly before 5pm on Sunday July 3, 2022, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center was notified of an unaccounted for 13 year old female at Eastman Lake. Immediately, Madera County Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with Search and Rescue Volunteers, Sheriff’s Dive Team, California Highway Patrol Helicopter H-40, Army Corps of Engineers Rangers, Cal-Fire and Pistoresi Ambulance personnel ...

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Man Rescued After Fall At Willow Creek

BASS LAKE — A dip in the water turned into a trip to the hospital for a visitor to a creek near Bass Lake this weekend. Just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a report of a subject who slipped and fell in the area of Angel Falls along Willow Creek near ...

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MCSO Honors Search & Rescue Volunteer George Stillman

MADERA COUNTY — A local hero was recognized by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) as George Stillman retired from Madera County Search and Rescue last week after 18 years of volunteer service. “Affectionately known as ‘SAR George’ by other team members, he has served in a variety of capacities throughout the years,” said MCSO in a public statement. “He ...

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SAR Teams Demo Swift Water Rescues In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — The Merced River pushes past spectators with enormous gusto, as temperatures rise and the annual spring runoff causes rivers and creeks to run very high. This cold and swiftly moving water creates a hazard even for the strongest of swimmers. In the past decade there have been 22 water-related fatalities within Yosemite National Park, according to authorities. Many ...

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Exposure To Deadly Fumes Prompts Rescue Mission At Beasore

BASS LAKE – Nearly two-dozen sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, CHP, SAR volunteers and EMS personnel were called out to rescue six individuals from the Beasore Meadows area yesterday after several of the group suffered the effects of carbon monoxide exposure. The 911 call came in at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, after someone at Beasore was able to make ...

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