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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 deploying into 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.

Mission #: SAR18000094
Date: September 14, 2018
Location: Hop Canyon, Magdalena, NM
Subject: Missing Local Resident

Long-time local resident went on a regular short walk from his house and did not return. After four days of searching with no clues or find, the search was suspended. The subject was located deceased a month later.

Mission #: SAR18000098
Date: September 16, 2018
Location: Beaverhead Ranger Station, NM
Subject: Overdue Hunter

Subject located while resources were en route.

Mission #: SAR180000103
Date: September 24, 2018
Location: Gila National Forest , NM
Subject: Two missing hikers

Mission #: SAR180000114
Date: October 16, 2018
Location: El Malpais National Monument, NM
Subject: Missing Hunter

A hunter separated from him group and never made it back to camp. Sleet, snow, rain and freezing temperatures overnight before resources could deploy to search. During the first few hours of the search, subject contacted a family member via cell phone, stating he was over 15 miles away on the side of a highway. Subject was picked up by family and returned to base.

Mission #: SAR180000117
Date: October 24, 2018
Location: Argentina Canyon, Ruidoso, NM
Subject: Two Hikers

Team was stood down almost immediately.

Mission #: SAR180000127
Date: November 11, 2018
Location: Snow Lake, Gila National Forest, NM
Subject: Missing Father and Son

Team was stood down and directed to respond to another search

Mission #: SAR180000129
Date: November 11, 2018
Location: Gila Cliff Dwellings, NM

Team was stood down en route.

Mission #: SAR180000145
Date: December 28, 2018
Location: Cloudcroft, NM
Subject: Hunter and Three Youth

Stood down due to weather conditions. Resources were unable to safely travel to incident base.

Mission #: SAR180000146
Date: December 29, 2018
Location: Reserve, NM
Subject: Missing Hunter

Team was stood down quickly due to subject walking out.