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Park County Search and Rescue

Another Park County resident is saved after a dirt bike accident in the Sand Coulee thanks to the Park County Search and Rescue Team’s skills and tools. The latest call came into the Park County Communications Center at 11 p.m. Sunday, March 21. 65-year-old Bradford James Meredith left his Powell home at noon to ride…

In a first-of-its-kind exercise, multiple Park County agencies worked together to prepare for times when the team’s assets and attention must be divided. On March 18, 2021, the Park County Search and Rescue conducted an inter-agency training exercise on Sheep Mountain. The staging area was the south shore boat ramp off Stagecoach Road east of…

It was déjà vu for Park County Search and Rescue, as helicopters and snowmobile volunteers were needed in a rescue operation that should never have happened. The call came into the Park County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Eight snowmobilers, a group of people from Minnesota and Wisconsin, left Cooke…

Dozens of volunteers and several aircraft from many agencies mobilized to find the two stranded snowmobilers, who were found alive after a three-day search. A call came into the Park County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Office on Thursday, Feb. 18: two snowmobilers – Trevor Wayne Deal, age 22 of Bridger, Montana, and Maison Deacon Ostwald, age…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office was busier in 2020 than in recent years past, but calls have significantly declined over the past 10 years. The Park County Sheriff’s Office has released their 2020 Annual Report. All of the year’s statistics for crime, calls, and achievements are outlined in the 29-page document. Park County Sheriff Scott…

Park County Search and Rescue’s first call of 2021 took the team to Cooke City to save a resilient and determined snowmobiler. The call came in at 1:10 p.m. on Friday. Jan. 8 – a snowmobile crash had occurred on Lulu Pass, north of Cooke City, MT. The victim was a 40-year-old Forest Service Law…

Park County Search and Rescue – at it again! The latest call to the county’s elite rescue team was received on Monday afternoon. At 2:30 p.m., the Park County Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call regarding Walter Zimbelman, a 61-year-old hunter from Fullerton, North Dakota. Zimbelman and two other individuals were hunting and successfully bagged…

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…


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