The Brothers heat injury
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
JSAR and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were alerted after 5pm Saturday for an InReach SOS along the standard climbing route for the Brothers. One climber was reported to have symptoms of heat injury bordering on heat stroke. Four SAR volunteers started up the Lena Lake Trail toward the coordinates. After a lull in satellite communication with the party (InReaches do not always have good service in the Olympics), new coordinates showed them moving down the climbers route. They were able to advise JCSO that the team of three was hydrating with water and electrolytes and moving slowly. The fi ..read more
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Lena Lake ankle injury
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
JSAR was paged around 3:30 Friday afternoon, July 22, for a reported hiker with an ankle fracture on the trail halfway to Lena Lake. The Sheriff’s Office and Brinnon Fire Department also responded to the trailhead. A team of two started up the trail with a wheeled litter around 4:45 shortly after the fire crew, who located the patient and splinted the injured leg. The patient was loaded and started down the trail, met by additional JSAR teams with fresh personnel to assist with the litter. Reaching the trailhead around two hours after the mission started, the patient was transferred to the wai ..read more
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The Brothers ankle injury
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
JSAR was notified by the sheriff’s office shortly after 2pm on Saturday of a satellite SOS sent from the vicinity of the climbers camp for the south peak of The Brothers reporting a climber with a broken ankle. JCSO, US Forest Service and six volunteers each from JSAR and Olympic Mountain Rescue responded to the trailhead. Based on the expected time for a rescue by ground and the patient’s condition, the assistance of a hoist-capable helicopter was requested through the state. The first team of JSAR volunteers hiked quickly to the area, followed by additional JSAR and OMR personnel carrying e ..read more
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Clallam County search
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
Six JSAR volunteers joined dozens of other ground searchers and canine teams from around the region on Saturday, July 9, to assist Clallam County SAR with the search of areas of interest related to a person missing from earlier in the year. JSAR and Olympic Mountain Rescue personnel performed grid searches of an assigned block until both units were redispatched that afternoon to an emergent call for rescue on the Brothers ..read more
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Lena-area broken leg
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
JSAR, JCSO and Brinnon Fire were notified on Saturday morning, July 2, of a patient with a broken leg. Originally described as being at Lena Lake, the location was confirmed by the coordinates attached to the 911 call to be in a campground in the area along the Forest Service roads. JSAR stood down, and the call was handled by Brinnon Fire Department ..read more
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Lena Lake medical issue
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
JSAR, JCSO and Brinnon Fire Department were called around noon on Monday, June 20, for a hiker at Lena Lake feeling ill with weakness and trouble breathing. The subject walked out and was at the trailhead shortly after JCSO and JSAR responder arrived, following shortly by arrival of Brinnon Fire. Brinnon Fire evaluated and treated the patient ..read more
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Crab-pot fundraiser June 25
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
We plan to hold our next sale of recovered crab pots and related gear on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 8 am to noon in front of Coon Plumbing, located on Highway 20 at Mill Rd. The address is 3059 W Sims Way in Port Townsend. This is our main fundraising effort to support SAR training and operations in Jefferson County, and we appreciate the support of everyone who frequents our sales. We typically have the following for sale: Kits including a crab pot, line and float Individual crab pots of various designs Individual accessories, including line and floats Small quantity of shrimp pots Small ..read more
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Lower Big Quilcene stranded subjects
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
JSAR was requested to respond with JCSO on the afternoon of January 3rd to three subjects trapped with their vehicle at the Lower Big Quilcene trailhead. Sunday’s storm system dropped 14″+ of fresh, heavy snow, leaving the vehicle stuck. The subjects had become mildly hypothermic hiking during the deteriorating weather and sheltered in the vehicle overnight. JCSO used ATVs to ferry JSAR personnel up the road with skis. They also brought medical gear, snowshoes and additional clothing for the subjects. A hasty JSAR team on skis made contact and evaluated the subjects, who were determined to be ..read more
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Buckhorn Lake ankle injury
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
An injured hiker was reported in the Buckhorn Lake area on Wednesday just before 7pm. Another pair of hikers camping nearby activated the SOS function on their InReach to call for help. JCSO and eight JSAR volunteer responded to the Tubal Cain trailhead in Clallam County, the best access for this trail that stretches into Jefferson County to where the injury was reported. The initial team including EMTs made contact with the patient around 11pm and prepared her for movement. Subsequent teams arrived with the wheeled litter and the personnel needed to handle the ground evacuation. An equally t ..read more
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Lower Big Quil injured hiker
Jefferson Search and Rescue Blog
by Matt Stewart
2y ago
JSAR was notified around 1930 on Saturday of an SOS sent by an InReach device on the Lower Big Quilcene Trail. Seven volunteers responded. SAR deputies and detectives responded either to the scene or to the task of working with Garmin to gain more information about the alert and attempts to communicate with the InReach user. A hasty team of 2 inserted via the Notch Pass Trail for a quick and downhill route to the coordinates provided. Before 2100 they located a hiker with an ankle injury who had been given a tent, sleeping bag and the InReach device by another hiking party, who had left one pe ..read more
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