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8/1/2013 7:31:00 AM
Sheriff's Office: Three rescues in one day
At 11:45 a.m. July 28, YCSO received another call, this time from a 17-year-old boy from Holland who was stuck on Bell Rock. The Verde Search and Rescue Team members were able to make verbal contact with him at the scene but could not see him. He was trapped in a crevasse about 60 feet below the top.
At 11:45 a.m. July 28, YCSO received another call, this time from a 17-year-old boy from Holland who was stuck on Bell Rock. The Verde Search and Rescue Team members were able to make verbal contact with him at the scene but could not see him. He was trapped in a crevasse about 60 feet below the top.
The helicopter crew located the hiker and dropped three BCU team members with gear at the top of Bell Rock. They helped him out of the crevasse, and the helicopter transported him off the mountain. The hiker was reportedly wearing only shorts, sandals and a baseball cap. He had no food or water but did have a working cell phone.
The helicopter crew located the hiker and dropped three BCU team members with gear at the top of Bell Rock. They helped him out of the crevasse, and the helicopter transported him off the mountain. The hiker was reportedly wearing only shorts, sandals and a baseball cap. He had no food or water but did have a working cell phone.


VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK - July 28, emergency rescue crews in the area were kept busy with three calls.

It all started around 10 a.m. when an 80-year-old resident of a retirement home on Jacks Canyon Road went missing. Staff reported the women missing to the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and surmised she must have walked away and was lost.

Deputies and the Verde Search and Rescue Team coordinated a search through the neighborhoods. At 12:30 p.m., a hiker found the woman on a trail more than a mile from the home. Personnel from the Sedona Fire district treated her for dehydration, and she was taken to a local hospital.

At 11:45 a.m., YCSO received another call, this time from a 17-year-old boy from Holland who was stuck on Bell Rock. The Verde Search and Rescue Team members were able to make verbal contact with him at the scene but could not see him. He was trapped in a crevasse about 60 feet below the top. The DPS Flagstaff Ranger helicopter was called in along with the YCSO Back Country Unit. The helicopter crew located the hiker and dropped three BCU team members with gear at the top of Bell Rock. They helped him out of the crevasse, and the helicopter transported him off the mountain.

The hiker was reportedly wearing only shorts, sandals and a baseball cap. He had no food or water but did have a working cell phone.

At 7:45 that night, another call came in, reporting two tubing enthusiasts had gone missing. The two people, age 25 and 30, were dropped off around 5:30 p.m. at the Bear Siding Camp off of Perkinsville Road near Paulden in order to tube down the Verde River.

When they did not show up after dark, a friend called the Sheriff's Office. Deputies checked a downstream bridge and found one of the men yelling for help around 10 p.m. He was rescued in good condition.

The DPS Ranger helicopter and BCU went back into action find the other man. He was located about a mile downstream from the Bear Siding Camp. Though he initially refused aid, according to the report, two crewmembers dropped at the site convinced him to let them help. They escorted him to safety. Though wearing only swim trunks, he was reported in good condition. He was eventually transported to his home in Chino Valley.



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