CASART - 1st Activation
BALD MOUNTAIN SEARCH & RESCUE
10/10/03 – 6:00p.m. The family had reported the subject missing to the Town of Webb Police Department and they notified the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers.
10/10/03 – 7:30p.m. Rangers were on the scene and
initiated Type 1 searches along the trail, the
10/11/03 – 2:30a.m. Rangers the Central Adirondack Search And Rescue Team, Inc. (CASART) of the incident and requested that 10 Field Search members and 2 Administrative members of CASART be activated to assist the Rangers in the search and rescue operations and should report to the IC at 8:30a.m..
10/11/03 – 8:00a.m. The following thirteen (13) CASART members reported: Field Duty - Cullen Doolittle, Dick Lasher, Mary Jane Lasher, Ray Schoeberlein, Bob Van Slyke, Bob Wheeler, Don Townsend, Sherry Grimm, Corky Risley, Bill Belitz and Doug Groh and Administrative Duty – Lawson Rutherford and Dick Carr.
10/11/03 – 8:30a.m. Bob Wheeler and Bob Van Slyke were dispatched with a Ranger to conduct a Type 3 grid search in the vicinity of the Vista Trail and Cullen Doolittle, Dick Lasher, Mary Jane Lasher, Ray Schoeberlein, Sherry Grimm, Corky Risley, Bill Belitz and Doug Groh were dispatched under the leadership of Don Townsend as Crew Boss to conduct a Type 3 grid search to the north of the Rondaxe Mountain Trail and west of the Rondaxe Road.
10/11/03 – 12:30p.m.
A hat was spotted, the line was halted and the find was reported via
radio to the IC. The IC
confirmed that the hat belonged to the subject and the search was
concentrated near the location of the hat.
By the subject was spotted from a
helicopter where he was standing in a creek just to the north and west of
where the CASART searchers were located.
He was transported by helicopter to the Old Forge airport where he
was transferred to the Town of
Summary: CASART participants reported that they were
elated that the subject was found and rescued in fairly good condition and
that they had made a significant contribution in his being found quickly.
The Rangers reported that they were extremely pleased with the
response and professional performance of the CASART participants.
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