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PCSAR members participated in swift water training exercises today for the upcoming May 15th Red Riverfest.

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Were you able to throw it out as far as you were supposed to.

This is a great way to help out in the gorge and save some money.Our member discount program will launch Monday 5/10/21. The membership tab on our website is now working properly at
friendsrrg.org/become-a-member/
Dues paying, card carrying members will be entitled to the discounts indicated below.

Daniel Boone Coffee Shop 10% off
DBCS Campground $1 off $3 Campsite Rental
LaCabana Mexican Restaurant 10% off
Thatcher Barbecue Company 10% off
Miguel’s Pizza 10% off
Brandenburg General Store 5% off
The Brick 10% off
Skybridge Station 10% off
The Gorge Underground 10% off
Red River Gorge Ziplines 10% off
Red River Gorge Cabin Rentals 10% off
Cliffview Resort 10% off
Leave No Trace Adventures 10% off

If your business would like to support us, email dave@friendsrrg.org for details.
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This is a great way to help out in the gorge and save some money.

Yesterday, Powell County Search and Rescue was notified of a 24 year old UK student who had gone hiking in the Red River Gorge the previous day and did not return home. Team members were able to ping both her phone and watch to get GPS coordinates. Team members, along with Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team and Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department, began the search in the Auxier Ridge area of the gorge. We did not get the results that we wanted. She was located at the bottom of a 150' cliff and did not survive the fall. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

We want to thank all the other agencies that helped on this call. The support was overwhelming. We also want to thank the numerous people/teams/groups from all over Kentucky and surrounding areas for the offers of help. We know the Red River Gorge has great teams working to keep you safe. It is also great to know that there are many people and teams willing to step up and help out if the need arises.
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It is so unfortunate, but at least the family will have closure due to your efforts. So thankful for this great and dedicated team. Prayers for her family and friends. And prayers for the team that found her. I’m sure that had to be hard on each of you.

So sorry for her family, friends and everyone that found her. You all are special people to do the jobs you do everyday especially when it turns into a recovery instead of a rescue. I don't know how you do it. Thanks for your dedication and for getting this lady home to her family.

So thankful this team was willing to risk their own lives, but wish it could have ended differently. You gave her family some closure. Thank you for being our heros.πŸ˜ͺπŸ™

I am thinking of Gabby and her family at this time. She was a true light that will be missed greatly. What a welcoming feeling she gave off to anyone she came across. I won’t forget her smile 😊

Praying for her family and friends. Also, huge thank you to the volunteers and search and rescue teams for all that you do.

Prayers to their amazing family and friends. Great people who leave a lasting impression to all and I am so sad to hear about this loss.

Heartbreaking. But u gave her family something that is priceless..at least knowing what happened to her. Everytime i read of another heroic job by u guys I want to up my will to leave u more. So wish i could give it to u now. But u know gotta live so worthy

I have never been to the RRG, but there as anywhere else, follow paths, pay attention to the signs, always use the buddy system & make sure all of your equipment is up to date & working. Take no chances! Daredevils are careless & not heroes. Prayers for this young ladies family. πŸ˜”πŸ™πŸ»

So sad to hear this. I was hoping she was lost on the trail. Prayers for her family and the rescue team.

I've been watching this hoping for a better ending. . So sad! Prayers for her family in this time of loss.. and Thank you guys for everything you do to keep us safe!

Many many thanks Wolfe and Powell County Rescue!!! So sorry to hear this πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

Oh I was so hoping this story would have a happy ending. Prayers for this young woman’s family. Such a tragedy! πŸ˜₯

We all seem to forget 911 Corey Graham and his wonderful staff. We would not be who we are without them. Thank you Powell County Dispatch!!

So very very sad. People forget how dangerous the gorge really is bc of its beauty. Please, everyone, if you go to the gorge use the buddy system, take a friend. I work there everyday, I know the dangers. My prayers go out to the family, God be with you all.

God bless you special folks for what you do, day in and day out! We are very thankful for your hard work and your success in returning our dear friend to her family!!

Thank you all for the work you do. Wish people would hike smarter.... take a friend, know how far you have traveled.... May God give peace and comfort to the family.

So unfortunate to hear. Thank you for bringing her home πŸ˜”

What a difficult event. I'm so sorry for her, her family and those who try so valiantly to be of help. xoxo

So sorry to hear this. Prayers for her family and friends. Prayers for all Search and Rescue Teams

So sorry for the girl, her family and friends. Thanks to you guys and all the others who searched and found her. RIP πŸ™

Very sad outcome. Grateful for your efforts to find her.

Thank you for your incredible efforts. I watched all day in hopes and prayers. She was an incredible young woman.

So sad, thank you all so much for your efforts. Rip child, prayers for the family and friends

A heart felt thanks, God bless our faithful, tireless, experts that volunteer. My heart goes out to the family.

My heart sank seeing this young person did not survive, I hope the family has some closure and can heal after this lose.

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Thanks to all who responded, this was another successful team effort. The male patient and a friend were setting up camp on a spur trail off Auxier Ridge. He had walked into the woods just a few feet from campsite to drain a can of tuna fish and not get the smell around the area he was camping in. He did not realize he was on the edge of a cliff and fell when he stepped into some mud and slipped. Always be cognizant of your surroundings as darkness comes quickly in the forest. We will share more photos in a later post.

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Thank you for your services. A lot of people would be up a creek without a paddle without y'all. Healing prayers for the person rescued.

You need a thousand more signs to let people know that there are DANGEROUS cliffs all around. Safety and pick up ALL YOUR TRASH.

Amazing work by amazing teams! Great job! Thank you for your service!

Thank you SAR for all you do. If not for your hard work many people would not make it out alive. God bless all of you and keep you safe.

Thank you for rescuing my nephew!!!

Great job!!

Thank God for your help.

Thanks to all y’all do

Prayers and Thank you

Prayers

What was he doing out there at 10:00 at night? I'd be too judgy to do this work!

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Wednesday evening at approximately 10:24pm, Powell County Search & Rescue received a call for 2 hikers who made a wrong turn onto Sand Gap Trail, missing their intended turn for Balanced Rock Trail.
Park Ranger Wilson made initial contact with the hikers and it was determined that a carryout would be necessary. Estill County Rescue Squad as well as Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team were called to assist.
One of the hikers suffered from extreme fatigue and exhaustion and was unable to continue hiking under his own power. The SAR teams conducted a 2-mile evacuation of the subject through the rough terrain, overgrowth and briars along the extremely narrow Sand Gap Trail.
4 1/2 hours after the initial call, the hikers were safely returned to the lodge. Thank you to all who responded! #pocosar #searchandrescue
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Wednesday evening at approximately 10:24pm, Powell County Search & Rescue received a call for 2 hikers who made a wrong turn onto Sand Gap Trail, missing their intended turn for Balanced Rock Trail. 
Park Ranger Wilson made initial contact with the hikers and it was determined that a carryout would be necessary. Estill County Rescue Squad as well as Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team were called to assist. 
One of the hikers suffered from extreme fatigue and exhaustion and was unable to continue hiking under his own power. The SAR teams conducted a 2-mile evacuation of the subject through the rough terrain, overgrowth and briars along the extremely narrow Sand Gap Trail. 
4 1/2 hours after the initial call, the hikers were safely returned to the lodge. Thank you to all who responded! #pocosar #searchandrescue

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The couple stopped by the Slade Welcome Center yesterday and were very complimentary of everyone involved!!

Thank you for your continued efforts to keep everyone safe πŸ™πŸ»

Guardian Angels of the Gorge❀ Great job! Thanks for being there when people need helpπŸ‘

Park Ranger Wilson Rocks!

Thank you for doing what you do!

Thank you for all you do!

Thankfully no one got hurt.

Thank goodness for you guys! ❀️

You guys are awsome

Thank you

Thank you

Glad you found two idiots

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