2008 Callouts
1/1/08
Search - Sedalia
82 YO man was missing from home in a rural area. The man was located OK by residents about a half mile away. The team was alerted about 30 minutes before sunset with temperatures in the mid-20s.
1/6/08
Search - Clear Creek County
Assist to Alpine Rescue Team. Two overdue male hikers at St. Mary's Glacier. The hikers made it out on their own, OK. They had become disoriented in white-out conditions and hiked out the wrong direction. The two came to a road where they flagged down a motorist. This was a CSRB mutual aid call involving several other teams.
1/10/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
14 YO girl missing after school. Found OK at home during coordinator briefing.
1/29/08
Search - Summit County
Assist to Summit County Rescue Group. Search for three overdue snowmobilers. Two were located in fair condition but they said the third had died. He was found a couple of days later. This was a CSRB mutual aid call involving several other teams.
1/30/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 3 YO. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
2/2/08
Recovery - Rampart Range
Recovery of a deceased man from the Pike National Forest.
2/3/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Despondent adult woman left home in the early morning hours, dressed only in pajamas, not wearing any footwear. Temperature was in the teens. Located OK by deputies while the team was enroute.
2/9/08
Search - Summit County
Assist to Summit County Rescue Group. 23 YO man missing after leaving a bar in Breckenridge during a snowstorm. This was a CSRB mutual aid call involving 7 other SAR teams. Search was suspended by authorities. He was located deceased, in late April, after the snow melted.
2/10/08
Search - Clear Creek County
Assist to Alpine Rescue Team. Four snowmobilers were missing in the Jones Pass area. They were located cold but OK. This was a CSRB mutual aid call involving 4 other SAR teams.
2/13/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
9 YO girl didn't come home after school. Located OK at a friend's house during team mobilization.
2/14/07
Search - Parker
Assist to Parker PD. 16 YO girl with her one year old daughter left home on foot during a snowstorm but neither was dressed for the conditions. Parker PD located the pair OK, indoors, and canceled DCSAR during staging.
2/20/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
7 YO girl missing from home. Located OK during coordinator briefing. She thought her family was playing hide and seek with her. She came out of hiding when the first DCSO deputy arrived at the house.
2/20/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
27 YO woman ran from a mental health facility. She was hiding on facility grounds until she saw her husband's vehicle, which she got in. He returned her safely to the facility.
2/25/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
67 YO man, possibly with Alzheimer's, left home after an argument, on his bicycle, after dark. After additional investigation, DCSO classified this as a missing person case and canceled DCSAR. Subject was found OK at a motel.
3/3/08
Search - Rampart Range
Caretaker at an unoccupied youth camp reported strange beeping sounds coming from the forest. There was concern that it might be some sort of personal alarm. During a search of the property in waist deep snow, nothing was found or heard. As the team was preparing to leave, the sound, rather loud, started coming from the area just searched. Consensus of opinion on-scene and afterwards with others was that it was some sort of animal, probably owls. Assisted by the camp caretaker and a DCSO deputy on-scene, with US Forest Service and Colorado Division of Wildlife personnel by phone.
3/11/08
Search - Lone Tree
Assist to Lone Tree PD. About 1:30 AM, in 20 degree weather, a 29 YO woman, with her 4 YO daughter, ran from Skyridge Hospital after the mother was taken there for evaluation. In running, the mother lost her shoes. The pair was last seen by hospital personnel running through a construction site. They were located at the mother's boyfriend's house in Castle Rock and were returned to the hospital. Assisted by Lone Tree PD and Castle Rock PD
3/15/08
Search - Southern Douglas County
A horse with broken reins and other damaged tack returned riderless to its barn, near county open space and other riding trails. Just as the search was starting, a 14 YO girl came walking down the road, OK, and asked searchers if they had seen her horse. She had ridden it to a friend's house from where the horse had broken free. The girl and horse were reunited. Assisted by Douglas County park rangers and Larkspur FD personnel.
3/15/08
Rescue - Rampart Range
Just after the horseback rider search ended, the team responded to a report of an ATV accident near mile marker 8 on Rampart Range Road. Teams on ATVs and snowmobiles were deployed. They met up with a sheriff's deputy and FD personnel already on-scene. An adult woman had been thrown from an ATV and was complaining of neck and back pain. FD transported the patient by ATV to an Air Life helicopter which flew her to the hospital. Participating were Air Life, a DCSO deputy and West Douglas FD.
3/28/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
After an argument, a 31 YO woman, not dressed for the weather, jumped from a second story balcony, in the dark, and ran towards open space. Several hours later she used an emergency call box at a closed light-rail station, about 5 air-miles from where she was last seen. She asked the operator to call her husband. DCSAR personnel with the husband notified DCSO deputies. The woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Assisted by DCSO deputies and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) operator.
3/28/08
Search - Roxborough Park
Missing 7 YO. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
4/2/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 4 YO. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
4/14/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Teenage girl missing from Rock Canyon High School. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
4/21/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
2 YO wandered away from home. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
5/5/08
Search - Castlewood Canyon SP
17 YO male reported by cell phone that he was lost and injured somewhere in the park, after dark. He made contact with his parents by phone several times during the night. After daybreak, he decided he was OK, could hike out on his own and there was no need for a search. The search continued and he was found OK, hiking out from the new eastern section of the park. Also participating were 6 members and a dog team from Arapahoe Rescue Patrol, a DCSO sergeant, 2 dog teams from El Paso County SAR and 2 state park rangers.
5/8/08
Search - Parker
Assist to Parker PD. Despondent 15 YO male left home in the early evening after taking a large quantity of pills and alcohol. He was last seen near Cherry Creek. He was located several miles north of home and transported to a hospital for evaluation. Also participating were a Castle Rock PD dog team and Parker PD.
5/11/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
DCSO deputy located a bicycle with training wheels off a trail near some ponds. During staging, several hikers and bicyclists on the trail stated that the bike had been there for "a while." Search was canceled by DCSO.
5/14/08
Search - Rampart Range
Assist to Civil Air Patrol (CAP). A Colorado State Patrol aircraft tracked an aircraft Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) signal to an area between Palmer Lake and Cheesman Reservoir. CAP and El Paso County SAR were activated since the signal originally appeared to coming from El Paso County. As the signal was tracked north, DCSAR was activated. The CAP aircraft tracked the signal to Rocky Mountain Metro Airport (BJC) in Jefferson County. The ELT was located in an airplane in a hangar by a CAP ground team.
5/16/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 7 YO boy. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
5/19/08
Search - Parker
Missing 5 YO girl. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
6/13/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
23 YO male ran from home after a domestic argument. He had been drinking and was bleeding from a cut from a broken window. He called home several times to say he was in open space. Eventually a deputy talked him in to returning home, which he did. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
6/24/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
15 YO girl was 2 hours overdue from a morning trail run. Located OK as the team was responding.
7/4/08
Search - Parker
Assist to Parker Poilice. Missing 72 year old drunk/suicidal party. Subject checked out of motel and making calls to son that he is going to kill himself. DCSAR members located the subject bleedind severly. Bleeding was controlled and turned subject over to Parker Fire for Transport.
7/6/08
Search - Rampart Range
Missing 20 year old females from campground at Rainbow Falls went out for a hike and failed to return. Found OK walking along Colorado Highway 67 by a motorcyclist after coming off Forest Trail 332. Returned to family.
7/9/08
Evidence Search - Rampart Range
Assist sheriff's office in searching field for possible evidence.
7/9/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing child. Failed to return home after school. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
7/10/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 4 YO. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
7/10/08
Search - Larkspur
Missing 17 YO male. Possibly suicidal. Subject found OK in Castle Rock by Colorado State Patrol. Assisted by 2 dog teams from El Paso County Search and Rescue Team.
7/12/08
Search - El Paso County
Suicidal party missing two weeks. El Paso County SAR requested dog team assistance. Search suspended after dogs failed to turn up anything new.
7/14/08
Search - Parker
Missing 9 YO boy. Failed to return from a bike ride. Found OK during team response.
7/16/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing child. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
7/22/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 2 & 4 YO (4:30 am). Found OK during coordinator briefing.
07/24/08
Search - Rampart Range
Male from out of state called in to report himself lost. Went out for a walk and coudn't figure out where he was. Located OK by sheriff's office during DCSAR response.
7/25/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
13 YO asthmatic male failed to return from a run. Subject found OK while DCSAR was responding.
7/26/08
Search - Rainbow Falls
2 overdue ATV/dirt bike riders last seen 2.5 hours before being reported missing. Subjects returned OK while DCSAR was responding.
7/31/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 5 YO girl from school. Found OK by DCSAR member at the school.
8/01/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing child found during DCSAR coordinator briefing.
8/2/08
Search - Trout Creek
Missing 52 YO female failed to return from late night walk. Subject returned OK during response.
8/03/08
Rampart Range
Injured 80 YO old man on trail. Forest service on scene determined no distress. DCSAR cancelled.
8/6/08
Search - Summit County
31 YO male above tree line on Quandary Peak. Need searchers in the am. No DCSAR members available. Party found deceased 8/7/08.
8/8/08
Search - Rainbow Falls
47 YO male went for morning ride on ATV. Failed to return by 1700 hrs. Subject rode out while DCSAR was responding.
8/9/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 7 YO male overdue 2 hours. Found OK during coordinator briefining.
8/11/08
Search - Parker
Missing 5 YO child. Found OK during DCSAR response.
8/12/08
Search - Castle Rock
Missing child with Down's Syndrome. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
8/18-19/08
Search - Custer County
Missing 92 YO mushroom picker. DCSAR unable to send a team.
8/20/08
Search - Castle Rock
2 missing children - 5 YO female and 2 YO old male. Last seen in the house 2 hours earlier when put down for a nap. Found deceased during coordinator breifing.
8/21/08
Waterton Canyon
Injured bicyclist. DCSAR canceled by West Metro Fire when they got to subject.
8/22/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 3 YO girl. Found OK in the house during response.
8/24/08
Search - Rampart Range
El Paso County SAR requested assistance searching for one of their own members. DCSAR located party OK in Douglas County.
8/25/08
Search - Roxborough
Missing child. Found OK at baby sitters during briefing.
8/26/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 11 YO male. Found OK at home during DCSAR response.
8/29/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing child. Found OK during coordinator briefing.
8/30/08
Search - Rampart Range
Report of overdue motorcyclist. Found OK where friends had left him.
8/31/08
Search - Chatfield State Park
Missing woman wandered off from campsite. Subject returned OK as DCSAR arrived.
9/11/08
Search - Castle Rock
Missing 5 YO. Found OK found during coordinator briefing.
9/13-14/08
Rampart Range
57 YO male having chest pain. 3 miles in from closest road. Gave sheriff's office the latitude/longitude of position via cell phone. DCSAR stabilized subject and evacuated him via ground carry-out to medical ambulance. Transported by ambulance to hospital. Also participating: Mountain Communities Fire Department, Ute Pass Ambulance, El Paso County Search and Rescue Team and a Flight for Life Helicopter.
9/14/08
Rampart Range
Injured motorcyclist. Possible broken leg. DCSAR stabilized subject and then transported him to medical personnel. Transported to hospital by ambulance.
9/19/08
Search - Parker
Missing 8 YO old child. Did not return home from school.. Found OK at a friends house. Assist to Parker Police Department
9/19-20/08
Search - Rampart Range
Overdue bow hunter. Went out just before dusk and failed to return. Companions searched for an hour or so and then called 911. Containment established and then ground and and dog teams worked area throughout the night. Assisted by members from El Paso County Search and Rescue Team and the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol. Salvation Army was preparing to responde when subject came out OK in the morning after all night search.
9/20/08
Rampart Range
Assist the sheriff's office looking for evidence from a previous crime. Full day of line searching.
9/20-21/08
Search - Rampart Range
Driver from roll-over accident missing from scene. Located OK later. DCSAR cancelled.
9/25/08
Search - Rampart Range
3 overdue horseback riders called 911 to reports themselves lost. DCSAR responded as parties found their way out OK.
9/27/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 76 YO old male. Went for a walk and failed to return. Colorado Life track client. Found OK as DCSAR prepared to start searching.
10/06/08
Search - Rampart Range
Reporting parties flagged down sheriff's vehicle to report suitcases and map leading to a grave. Deputy asked for DCSAR help. Stood down by sheriff's dept supervisor. Investigations will handle
10/12/08
Search - El Paso County
Missing 19 YO female. Possible murder victim. El Paso requesting dog team assistance.
10/19/08
Search - Larimer County
Missing 75 YO male. Separated from party day before. Needed personnel to be in Ft Collins 0630 briefing 10/20/08. Subject found OK 10/20/08.
11/01/08
Search - Franktown
Subject walked off from event, possibly despondent. Reporting party received a call from another person saying that they had picked up the missing person and she was OK. DCSAR response cancelled.
11/02/08
Search - Acres Green
Missing 3 YO child. Found OK during DCSAR response.
11/08/08
Rampart Range
Accident involving an ATV. DCSAR cancelled en route. Subject transported by air to hospital.
11/08/08
Search - Rampart Range
3 missing juvenile males on small dirt bikes failed to return as planned. Father flagged down DCSAR members returning from mission. ATV teams deployed. Subjects came out OK on their own after mechanical problems.
11/09-10/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
44 YO endangered female. DCSAR teams searched parts of northern Douglas County and southern parts of Arapahoe County. Subject located OK in Denver. Members from the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol also assisted.
11/13/08
Search - Parker
Child failed to return from school. Investigation determined that father picked up the child at school and forgot to tell anyone. DCSAR cancelled
11/15/08
Search - Rampart Range
Party reported hearing Morse code for SOS on his CB radio - channel 19. Could not locate anything.
11/19/08
Search - Rampart Range
Overdue ATV rider. Found OK during DCSAR mobilization
11/23/08
Rampart Range
ATV accident with serious injuries. Team carried the subject out to a helicopter landing zone where the subject was airlifted to a Denver area hospital. Also participating Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson 105 Fire Department, Castle Rock Fire Department and Air Life Helicopter
11/24/08
Search - Highlands Ranch
Missing 11 year old child that did not arrive home from school. They were found OK at friends house.
11/28/08
Search - Jefferson County
Assist to Alpine Rescue Team. Missing 95 year old female. Gone several hours collecting Christmas wreath material. Found extremely cold and transported to hospital for cold injuries. Also present was the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
12/07/08
Search - Acres Green
2 children failed to show up at school. Located OK by their father sledding in park instead of going to school during team mobilization
12/10/08
Rampart Range
3 adults and one child stranded in the snow while hunting Christmas Trees. Family was found OK and vehicle was extricated and they went home.
12/13/08
Search - Happy Canyon
Missing 9 year old with Downs Syndrome. Located OK by DCSAR and DCSO and returned home.
12/14/08
Search - Rampart Range
20 year old male dropped off for 4 day hiking trip prior to cold weather descending. Friends concerned he may not be equipped for weather. Subject located OK and chose to stay until pre-arranged pickup time. Also participating DCSO and USFS law enforcement officer
12/18/08
Larkspur
Possible downed aircraft. Low flying aircraft did not appear to have cleared the area. Plane actually landed OK at the airstrip.
12/24/08
Search - Happy Canyon
Youth called 911 to say they were drunk and unable to tell anyone where they were or move themselves (in a car). Subject found OK in The Meadows and examined by Castle Rock Fire. Also responding: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Castle Rock Police Department.
12/27/08
Search - Larkspur
Missing 14 year old and 16 year olds not dressed for weather. Found OK in Palmer Lake during team mobilization.
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