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VIDEO: Weber County divers get advanced underwater detection gear

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 11 2014 - 4:31pm

RIVERDALE -- Weber Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brandon Toll figured he might as well fill out a donation request at Firehouse Subs in Riverdale when he visited the restaurant several months ago for a night out with his family. Tuesday, he was back again with his other family: The Search and Rescue Team.Toll, director of Weber County search and rescue,...

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Box Elder finds drones useful for search and rescue

Michelle L. Price, The Associated Press
Mar 11 2014 - 3:39pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.That tension is on display as more than 35 states consider drone legislation...

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Rescuers retrieve injured snowmobiler near Monte Cristo

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 7 2014 - 6:38pm

HUNTSVILLE -- Search and rescue teams retrieved a man who broke his leg snowmobiling Friday morning near Monte Cristo Peak.The man was snowmobiling when he suffered a lower leg break, police said. The man's snowmobile didn't crash, police said, but he may have been standing and putting extra pressure on his left leg when the snowmobile made heavy...

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Early warming temps bring new batch of avalanche, ice dangers

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 17 2014 - 4:37pm

The groundhog may have been at it again, as temperatures are warming up, and the early signs of spring are appearing. However, with those signs come dangerous conditions that concern Top of Utah search and rescue teams.According to the National Weather Service, temperatures this week will range in the low 50s to high 40s in the region, creating...

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VIDEO: Missing snowboarder found alive at Snowbasin

Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 14 2014 - 6:41am

SNOWBASIN -- Terence Hulsman stepped off the helicopter and was able to walk over to the ambulance, supported by his wife, after surviving a night exposed to the elements in the Snowbasin backcountry. Weber County search and rescue crews found the 38-year-old snowboarder who had lost his way during a snowstorm and was reported missing Sunday...

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VIDEO: Layton Fire thrilled with Cole the disaster dog

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:50am

LAYTON -- Cole runs through the fire station training room searching for the one person he cannot see, only smell.Within a few minutes, after pointing his nose in the air and racing between the tables and chairs, the black Labrador mix stops behind the desk in the front of the room. He barks once."Good boy, Cole," said Layton firefighter Lyndsie...

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Hikers near Willard Peak rescued after night on the mountain

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Nov 4 2013 - 6:57am

WILLARD -- Two hikers were located and recovered using a medical helicopter Sunday morning in the mountains at London Spires, near Willard Peak.

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Kaysville hiker found safe at same spot as earlier rescue

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 26 2013 - 5:12pm

LAYTON -- A missing hiker was found safe after an overnight search by rescue crews.The 52-year-old Kaysville man went hiking by himself on the Great Western Trail to Layton Peak on Friday evening. His family last heard from him at 5 p.m. and at 11 p.m. they called police after he no longer made contact, Davis County Sheriff's Deputy Jamie Embley...

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VIDEO: Weber County divers get advanced underwater detection gear

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 11 2014 - 4:31pm

RIVERDALE -- Weber Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brandon Toll figured he might as well fill out a donation request at Firehouse Subs in Riverdale when he visited the restaurant several months ago for a night out with his family. Tuesday, he was back again with his other family: The Search and Rescue Team.Toll, director of Weber County search and rescue,...

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VIDEO: Missing snowboarder found alive at Snowbasin

Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 14 2014 - 6:41am

SNOWBASIN -- Terence Hulsman stepped off the helicopter and was able to walk over to the ambulance, supported by his wife, after surviving a night exposed to the elements in the Snowbasin backcountry. Weber County search and rescue crews found the 38-year-old snowboarder who had lost his way during a snowstorm and was reported missing Sunday...

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VIDEO: Layton Fire thrilled with Cole the disaster dog

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:50am

LAYTON -- Cole runs through the fire station training room searching for the one person he cannot see, only smell.Within a few minutes, after pointing his nose in the air and racing between the tables and chairs, the black Labrador mix stops behind the desk in the front of the room. He barks once."Good boy, Cole," said Layton firefighter Lyndsie...

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On Great Salt Lake, workers seek closure for missing boy's family

(KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner) Great Salt Lake Assistant Park Manager Kent Cummings (at right) and Harbor Master Dave Shearer search an area called Eardley Spit for the body of 4-year old Corbin Anderson on the Great Salt Lake on Tuesday.

Scott Schwebke
May 8 2012 - 10:58pm

MAGNA -- Under a cloudless sky, Rescue 1 ambled from the Great Salt Lake Marina and roared toward Eardley Spit, a narrow speck of barren land jutting out from Stansbury Island. The smooth blueish-green water slapped against the aluminum hull of the 35-foot rescue boat as Dave Shearer, the marina's harbor master, opened the throttle, pushing the...

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VIDEO: Weber County divers get advanced underwater detection gear

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 11 2014 - 4:31pm

RIVERDALE -- Weber Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brandon Toll figured he might as well fill out a donation request at Firehouse Subs in Riverdale when he visited the restaurant several months ago for a night out with his family. Tuesday, he was back again with his other family: The Search and Rescue Team.Toll, director of Weber County search and rescue,...

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VIDEO: Missing snowboarder found alive at Snowbasin

Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 14 2014 - 6:41am

SNOWBASIN -- Terence Hulsman stepped off the helicopter and was able to walk over to the ambulance, supported by his wife, after surviving a night exposed to the elements in the Snowbasin backcountry. Weber County search and rescue crews found the 38-year-old snowboarder who had lost his way during a snowstorm and was reported missing Sunday...

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VIDEO: Layton Fire thrilled with Cole the disaster dog

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 23 2013 - 6:50am

LAYTON -- Cole runs through the fire station training room searching for the one person he cannot see, only smell.Within a few minutes, after pointing his nose in the air and racing between the tables and chairs, the black Labrador mix stops behind the desk in the front of the room. He barks once."Good boy, Cole," said Layton firefighter Lyndsie...

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GALLERY: Air Med rescues hikers in Farmington on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

An Air Med helicopter begins to land with the three rescued boys at the Davis County Justice Center in Farmington on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner

Nicholas Draney, Standard-Examiner staff
Oct 31 2012 - 2:44pm

Air Med rescues hikers in Farmington on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

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On Great Salt Lake, workers seek closure for missing boy's family

(KERA WILLIAMS/ Standard-Examiner) Great Salt Lake Assistant Park Manager Kent Cummings (at right) and Harbor Master Dave Shearer search an area called Eardley Spit for the body of 4-year old Corbin Anderson on the Great Salt Lake on Tuesday.

Scott Schwebke
May 8 2012 - 10:58pm

MAGNA -- Under a cloudless sky, Rescue 1 ambled from the Great Salt Lake Marina and roared toward Eardley Spit, a narrow speck of barren land jutting out from Stansbury Island. The smooth blueish-green water slapped against the aluminum hull of the 35-foot rescue boat as Dave Shearer, the marina's harbor master, opened the throttle, pushing the...

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GALLERY: Search for hikers continues at Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park

Hikers on the Mist Trail to Vernal Fall in Yosemite are seen Wednesday July 20, 2011. A man and a woman crossed a metal barricade above the 317-foot Vernal Fall on Tuesday, making their way over slick granite to a rock on the edge of the swift Merced River trying to pose for a picture. Instead they burned a horrifying image into the memories of everyone who saw. (AP Photo/GosiaWozniacka)

The Associated Press
Jul 21 2011 - 2:20pm

Three people are presumed dead after being swept over a raging waterfall in Yosemite National Park on Tuesday. The three were believed to be in Yosemite as part of a Modesto-based youth church outing.

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