Sunday, June 29, 2008

Training, Tower Access and Rescue

Training held in Sussex County. While it is unlikely that the team would be needed for a tower rescue (local resources should be available), this was a good opportunity to practice skills. Photos available in the Photos Section

Friday, June 13, 2008

Missing Hiker Stokes State Forest

Search for a missing woman who wandered away from home to go hiking.

A 58 year old woman with dementia went missing on June 11. A search was initiated under the management of the State Park Service. NJSAR was called in to assist on June 12, and the NJIRT was activated later that day. Tasks continued until approximately 01:00 on the 13th. They resumed at 08:00. She was found by a tracking bloodhound approximately 14:00.

NJIRT participated in several tasks, including hasty searches, medical support, and grid search tasks.