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The Park County Search and Rescue Team was at it again, as a helicopter was used for an overnight effort to save an injured hunter on the Shoshone Plateau. On Oct. 9, The Park County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division received an InReach SOS activation via International Emergency Response: a 38-year-old man had been hunting in…

Park County Search and Rescue embarked into Clark. Our illustrious SAR team responded to another call last Wednesday, this time in Clark. At 3:20 in the afternoon, the call came in to the Park County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center. 72-year-old Billings resident Christian Dietz had been riding an ATV on the Morrison Jeep Trail, a…

There’s a new headquarters from some of Park County’ finest responders. Saturday, August 1st, was the official dedication of Park County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue new building. The event was a celebration of the organization’s history as much as the future lives that will be saved thanks to this new facility. Originally started as…

Park County Search and Rescue answers the call, once again. At 1 pm last Saturday afternoon, the taskforce was called into action to rescue a a  65-year-old-female hiker, stranded approximately two miles north of the Beauty Lake Trailhead in the Beartooth Mountains. In an intriguing change of pace, this call didn’t come via 911 or…

A tragic end to a 3-day search. Yesterday morning, the body of 50-year-old Michael Alan Shotts was found in the Heart Mountain Canal, off Lane 17. An irrigation worker discovered the body around 9:46 am. Shotts was reported missing on the morning of May 3rd. He went to the Hayden Arch Bridge at 7:30 pm…

Everyone is asked to keep their eyes open for an overdue hiker. 50-year-old Michael Alan Shotts has not been seen after taking a short hiking excursion last weekend. According to the report received from the Park County Sheriff’s Office, Shotts was in the area of the Hayden Arch Bridge last Saturday, May 2nd around 7:30…

Are you a caver? Then you can become a life-saver. Park County Sheriff’s Office Division of Search and Rescue is always looking for volunteers for their team, but in this case they are looking for people with a particular set of skills. Park County has several popular caves, which are often explored by recreational cavers.…

Park County Search and Rescue has been living up to its name this winter, but this past weekend was all about training. On the invitation of Park County Search and Rescue, instructors from Black Fox Institute, Inc lead an Ice Rescue Workshop over the weekend. The curriculum came from Rescue 3 International, one of the…

Another out-of-state winter enthusiast needed the help of Park County Search and Rescue. At 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, the Park County Sheriff’s Office got the call of a snowmobile accident in the Beartooth Mountains just west of Beartooth Lake. Sandy Seright, age 69 of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho was snowmobiling with a group…

In the world of emergency response, you might not get the opportunity to say thank you. But thanks to Facebook, the Park County Sheriff’s Office got just that. This Monday, the Sheriff’s Office posted a summary of their evacuation of 42-year-old Richard Dvorak from the Broken Heart Ice Flow after he fell and broke several…


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