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2017 Missions

Many teams and incident base staff have participated in the following missions. In our area there are other great teams that regularly participate in missions. What we have reported here is what we saw and in no way do we intend to take full credit for any of these missions.

Mission #: 17-11-01
Date: April 7, 2017
Location: York Ranch
Subject: Missing Male


Subject lived in the area part time and disappeared after a disagreement. Was reported missing after several days. Subject was located deceased after searching some undeveloped property he owned.

Mission #: 17-11-02
Date: April 8, 2017
Location: San Francisco Box
Subject: Overdue Male


Subject was reported overdue after he did not come back from setting up game cameras. Several days of searching led to him being found deceased near a trail.

Mission #: 17-07-12
Date: June 10, 2017
Location: Carson National Forest
Subject: Stranded Male


Subject was on a solo backpacking trip. He texted a friend saying he was lost and possibly stuck. Teams located him south of where he thought he was, near a very hard to follow trail.

Mission #: 17-07-13
Date: June 18, 2017
Location: Taos Junction Bridge
Subject: Overdue Treasure Hunter


Subject was searching for the Forest Fenn treasure. His wife reported him overdue when he did not come back for a meeting. Vehicle was found, along with several of his belongings. Subject was located deceased nine miles downriver by rafters.

Mission #: 17-11-03
Date: June 19, 2017
Location: La Joya
Subject: Distressed Male


Subject drove off from his residence in Nevada and went east. He was found with his vehicle in La Joya but then took off. Sheriff found his vehicle nearby, with tracks. Subject was located about a mile down river, clinging to a log.

Mission #: 17-12-03
Date: June 24, 2017
Location: Near Gila Cliff Dwellings
Subject: Despondent Male


Subject was reported missing after several days and his vehicle was found near the cliff dwellings. Teams tracked him into the wilderness. Subject was located deceased in the morning.