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2018 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 #: SAR18000024
Date: March 16, 2018
Location: Deming
Subject: Despondent Person


Subject was located in good condition while team was en route.

Mission #: SAR18000043
Date: April 16, 2018
Location: Apache Kid Wilderness
Subject: Sick Backpacker


Backpacker became sick while on his trip and activated SPOT device. Team hiked in to wilderness and escorted him out on horseback.

Mission #: SAR18000050
Date: May 7, 2018
Location: Apache Creek
Subject: SPOT Device Activation


SPOT device was activated. Situation was resolved while SAR personnel were en route.

Mission #: SAR18000063
Date: June 10, 2018
Location: Rio Puerco
Subject: Missing Dirt Biker


ATV and 4x4 resources were requested to continue search in Rio Puerco area for an overdue dirt biker. Subject was located deceased while team was en route.

Mission #: SAR18000067
Date: June 20, 2018
Location: Southwest of Truth or Consequences
Subject: Missing Male with Mental Health Issues


Subject was reported missing after several days, with no medication and poorly prepared. Subject was located alive and well by search teams.

Mission #: SAR18000071
Date: July 2, 2018
Location: Willow Creek Campground
Subject: Overdue Trailrunner


Subject was reported overdue. Located alive and well by search teams in the morning.

Mission #: SAR18000086
Date: August 26, 2018
Location: Elephant Butte Lake
Subject: Missing Male


Subject went out for a hike on his own to reach an inaccessible peak. Subject realized he could not reach it and walked out on his own while teams were in the field.

Mission #: SAR18000088
Date: August 30, 2018
Location: Battleship Rock, Jemez Springs, NM
Subject: Missing Male and Special Need Son


Both parties went out for a hike and were reported missing after being several hours late. Son was located alive and hypothermic in the water. Father was located the next morning by a dog team, deceased.