SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office RAVEN Helicopter located the missing hiker, which was reported missing on Tuesday, July 5th at approximately 11:31pm. Search and Rescue personnel responded to the area of the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead early this morning and began searching the surrounding areas. At approximately 8:20am, RAVEN located the missing person and transported him to the Sheriff’s Office Command Post without incident. The success of this search effort is credited to the collaborative efforts between RAVEN and the multiple Washoe County Search and Rescue teams to include the Hasty Team, Specialized Vehicle Unit and Washoe County Search and Rescue Inc.
Media: For video of the rescue please contact Deputy Doug Russell at 775-813-8881
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.