Tag Archives: Search and Rescue

Another Climber Rescued In Garfield County

The Garfield County Search and Rescue (SAR) were called out shortly after 8 Saturday night to rescue a male who was stranded on the steep slope above the RFTA bus facility in West Glenwood Springs. Upon arriving at the RFTA building, Search and Rescue called the stranded person and asked that he shine his phone toward Midland Avenue to determine his exact location. Continue reading

3 Men Rescued From Mountainside Near Rifle

Twenty five rescue personnel from Garfield and Mesa Counties were involved in a 21 hour operation to rescue 3 men who had been hiking in the Anvil Points area west of Rifle. The rescue began when Garfield County Emergency Communications received a 911 call from the hikers late Friday afternoon. They were requesting help, as they had climbed up a steep Continue reading

UPDATE: Teenager Who Died After Fall Identified

 A 17-year-old male from Rifle died Sunday afternoon after falling off a cliff in the Flat Tops in Garfield County, near the Rio Blanco County line. The teen, who has been identified as Zachary Collett, was with his girlfriend at the time of the accident. The initial report indicated that Collett had fallen Continue reading

Plane Crash In Rio Blanco County Claims One Life

plane crash area meekerThe crash site and debris from an aircraft that went down last night about 15 miles west of Meeker was found this morning.  Members of the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue conducted a search for the plane last night finding several small items, the Continue reading

Searchers Recover Body of Missing Rafter

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe body of a missing rafter has been recovered by search and rescue staff from Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife near Triplet Falls on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Continue reading

Dinosaur Crews Searching for Apparent Drowning Victim

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Search and Rescue staff from Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife responded to an apparent drowning that occurred at Triplet Falls along the Green River at around 3 Saturday Continue reading