We had 3 successful SAR runs on tunnel ridge road in one day, and the SAR truck never left the station. The first call came from a hiker who thought he was lost on Auxier Ridge. It was determined that he was actually on Star Gap Arch trail and was given directions on how to hike out. Thanks John R May for your help. The next run was interesting. Three members of our team were driving down Tunnel ridge Road after returning from a hike, when they saw 3 boys on the side of the road flagging them down. When they stopped to check on them they explained that they were lost. They said they had parked at Martins Fork parking lot and had hiked up Rough trail towards Pinch-Em Tight trail. They made the common mistake of looking at the map and thinking Tunnel Ridge Road and Nada Tunnel Road (Hwy 77) actually intersected, so they thought they would take a short cut back to the Martins Fork Parking lot by hiking down Tunnel Ridge Road to the intersection. After discovering that the roads didn't intersect, they were going to climb down from Tunnel Ridge Road to Nada Tunnel Road (BIG MISTAKE!) They realized that wasn't easy to do, especially in the dark, they decided to go back the way they came. They soon realized they were too far from their car and called for help. They had arranged for a shuttle to come pick them up about the time our team members found them. Sorry Red River Outfitters Shuttle / Kayak Rental for taking your business. It is good to know that we have a reliable shuttle service in the gorge if you need it though. After returning the lost hikers to their car, we received another call for a couple that was late returning from a hike and they could not be reached by phone. Their last known location was near Grays Arch. Our SAR members returned to Tunnel Ridge road and searched every parking lot looking for the car they were driving, but were unsuccessful in locating it. The mother called back later and reported that they were OK.
We are glad that all 3 calls had happy endings.
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Busy day and nice work to all involved.
Thank you for all of your hard work! I love reading these stories!!! I hope I never need your assistance, but so Glad to know you all are around!!!
happy to hear about good outcomes! bravo!
Great job! My curious mind wonders if there is a trend you notice amongst lost hikers…
Powell County Search and Rescue responded to a call this afternoon at Natural Bridge State Park. The female hiker had fallen and injured her knee on Low Gap Trail. Using low angle rope system, the team was able to safely get the hiker back to the parking lot. Despite extremely muddy conditions on a very steep trail, it was a successful rescue.
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Good job guys!
Great job to all involved!!!!
Thank you for all you do! ❤
Glad you're ok. Thanks to PCS&R for taking care of Teri and for doing what you do! 👏
Great job! Thank you for all you do!
Thank you PCS&R for rescuing one of our classmates...can't thank you enough for what all you do to keep everyone safe... As a trail runner it is always comforting knowing that there is someone there to help me should I need it... Thanks again and thanks for being who you guys are...
Great job guys$
Way to go team!
Good work folks !
Another jwd... you men and women are such a blessing.
Good job. Ever thought of including a mule on your rescue team?
Awesome job !
Thank you all.
Well Holli Ison Jessica Hughes now we know what they’d do 😂😂
This is THAT female hiker. I cannot thank you all enough for your efforts yesterday. There is no way I would have been able to make it down that trail with a torn ACL. I was completely amazed at the compassion and caring shown by your staff. It was a fascinating process to watch even from the basket. I can’t count how many times someone slipped on the trail due to hazardous conditions. But EVERY time, they got back up to guide me to safety. You truly do incredible work with the hearts of angels. I may not remember all of your names, but I will never forget your faces. Thanks again.
Awesome job! Thank you for all you do!
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***MEMBER SPOTLIGHT*** Meet Billy Ginter our Assistant Chief and founding member of the team since 2013. Billy maintains and manages all our equipment from carabiners to generators. The many training classes and certifications he has received, including Swift Water Technician, Wilderness First Responder and Rope Rescue Technician attest to his love for helping others in our area of the Daniel Boone National Forest. His favorite rescue to date is when the team was called out to assist a family with small children. According to Billy, “Several of us had to each get a child and carry them out. I ended up getting a very talkative and happy one that asked a ton of questions and talked the entire time walking out.” The trail that he enjoys the most in the Red River Gorge is Auxier Ridge but actually loves all the trails off the Tunnel Ridge Road area. He advises to always have plenty of water and make sure to let someone know of your plans including the location you will be in.
When Assistant Chief Billy is not on a call or at work, you will most likely find him with his lovely wife and kids hiking, camping, fishing, traveling or his favorite….enjoying the beach.
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A big Thank You , for you and your team for service to so many that need you . Peace and Love to Everyone.
Thank you , and God Bless you all for your services 🙏❤
Congratulations cousin! Such a great write up for a wonderful guy!
Thank you for your service
Excellent example of leadership when it comes to SAR training. Continue to lead by example!
Thank you Mr. Ginter!! We appreciate you and your team!!
Thank You for Your dedicated service 🙏
You are a blessing, thank you for your service.