CASART - 11th Activation

Hamilton County
, NY

CASART was notified on Saturday 12/03/05 at 6:00a.m. by NYS Forest Rangers to activate the team and report to the Incident Command Post at the Wells Fire Department on Rt. 30 in Wells, NY at 11:00a.m.  Type III winter ready searchers were requested to locate a male hunter, age 80, missing since Friday 12/02/05.  The subject was last seen as a part of a small hunting party after leaving his cabin on Friday morning for a day of big game hunting.  When the subject did not return in the late afternoon, the other members of the hunting party started to search for the subject, and when darkness overtook them, they notified NYS Forest Rangers of the missing hunter.  Forest Rangers arrived on the scene in the early evening and began Type I searches for the subject that continued through the night until 4:00a.m., without success.  Volunteer Search & Rescue teams Team 5-1 and LASAR were then notified by the Forest Rangers and were on the scene by 7:00a.m.  Type II searches were conducted and the subject was located around 9:00a.m., deceased, about ½ mile from his cabin.  It was assumed that the subject died of a stroke or heart attack.

The following seven (8) CASART members reported to the Incident Command Post at 11:00a.m. to discover that the search had been successfully terminated: Dan Carmichael, Nancy Langham, Carolyn O’Hara, Greg O’Hara, Connie Perry, Dawn Timm, Eileen Tobin and Roy Reehil.

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