Star Search and Rescue (SVSR) was called on three different times in a three-day period to assist with missing individuals, according to SVSR Commander Robert Roberts.
The first call on Friday, July 25, involved an overturned raft in the Snake River above Alpine. Over 20 SVSR volunteers responded to the initial call, but turned back when a second call notified the Lincoln County Communications Center that everyone in the party was accounted for along the river.
On Friday night, July 25, SVSR responded to a request for help with a missing child in the Cottonwood Lake area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
Members of the Afton Fire Department joined SVSR along with representatives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Kemmerer Search and Rescue on a search that started at 8 p.m. and continued until 8 a.m. Saturday, July 26. Approximately 45 people were involved in the search. (Please see related story in the July 30, edition of the SVI).
On Sunday, July 27, Star Valley Search and Rescue launched a search for a person that had become separated from a group floating on tubes in the Salt River. The individual was located and the search called off. Over 35 people from Star Valley Search and Rescue, Thayne EMS and Thayne Fire Department responded to the scene in the Star Valley Narrows.