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Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue personnel and the RAVEN helicopter responded to the area near the Sutcliffe Marina at Pyramid Lake for a water rescue of three juvenile that had been pushed towards the center of the lake.
While battling high winds and 4-foot swells, RAVEN Operators located the three juveniles inside a partially inflated raft approximately a quarter mile off the western shore. RAVEN Operators established a low hover and lowered a basket down to each of the juveniles. These juveniles were ultimately hoisted into the RAVEN helicopter and safely returned to the boat ramp where Fire personnel had assembled.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrates 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 24th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.