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TNSAR Search 10/27/2013

2 Elderly Hikers Below Shirley Lake

Submitted by Dirk Schoonmaker

Sunday Oct 27. Two elderly hikers have lunch at Shirley Lake and lose the trail on the way back down to Squaw Valley. About 3:30 pm TNSAR is dispatched, while on a cancelled search for an EPIRB activation for a motorcyclist near Miller Lake. 2 motorcyclist, one ATV and 4 Hikers respond to Squaw. An accurate GPS position is determined via phone conversation and team members head out. As they are deploying, the command post receives a call from Team Member Matt Jacobs, who is on a recreational hike near Mountain Meadows Lake. He is given the coordinates and heads in the direction of the distressed party. At 4:50 Matt reaches the victims and at 5:10 the 4 searchers on foot reach Matt and the victims. All parties are back at the command Post at 6:03 pm.

Terri Viehmann
Dirk Schoonmaker
Devin Heimstra
Russ Viehmann
Bernie Mellor
Randall Osterhuber
Kim Bromley
Monica Sharpnhotski
Matt Jacobs
Motorcycles and ATV:
Chris McConnell
Scott Meyer
Ray O'Brien

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