Independent Photos by Dahl Erickson
A 45-year old man from Syracuse, Utah was pronounced dead at the scene in Snake River canyon on Saturday, July 23, after those at the scene performed CPR for an hour. (Photo: This is the rapids immediately below Double Draw where Mr. Tarbet went into the river. Photo provided by Mary Cernicek, Bridger-Teton National Forest. )
The Star Valley Search & Rescue Ranch Rodeo is this Saturday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Afton. A fireworks display will follow the rodeo on Saturday evening.
Various activities will take place from Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4 across the length of the valley from Alpine to Afton.
The Star Valley Search & Rescue, the U.S. Forest Service and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a private boater in the water near the Big Kahuna area of the Snake River. (Photo) – Area first responders are seen here practicing river rescue techniques in the Snake during training in June of 2010.
The triathlon includes a 600-meter swim in the Snake River, a 17K cycle ride east in the Alpine foothills and a 7K trail and road race up Greys River Canyon and then back into Alpine, with the finish line next to the Alpine Civic Center.
The photos for this article come from the May 25, 2006 edition of the Star Valley Independent where Eric Phillips had just been sworn in as the new Lincoln County Attorney, a position just recently filled again by Spencer Allred.
Two teenage riders did not return at the designated time on Wednesday night prompting area Search & Rescue volunteers to go looking for them late into the night.
It was a busy day for area first responders as an Idaho man was airlifted for medical care after suffering broken legs.
Sheriff Shane Johnson has been part of a busy group of area authorities and has dealt with issues ranging from fraud to an area airplane crash.