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At approx 6:45 PM this evening, Powell County 911 Dispatch received a non-emergent call from 3 hikers who requested assistance getting back to their vehicle on Nada Tunnel Road.

These 3 hikers had began their hike at Martin’s Fork Trailhead Lot and hiked up to Grays Arch. Upon departing from Grays Arch, they became turned around and ended up walking out on Tunnel Ridge Road at the Grays Arch Parking Lot.

Luckily the hikers were not dehydrated, but were in need of some water, snacks, air conditioning, and some good fellowship.

SAR Member Jackson Freeman transported the hikers back to their vehicle with our Rescue Truck 1 and along the way provided them with information on navigational apps for hiking and the importance of carrying additional water and snacks when hiking in the heat.
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At approx 6:45 PM this evening, Powell County 911 Dispatch received a non-emergent call from 3 hikers who requested assistance getting back to their vehicle on Nada Tunnel Road. 

These 3 hikers had began their hike at Martin’s Fork Trailhead Lot and hiked up to Grays Arch. Upon departing from Grays Arch, they became turned around and ended up walking out on Tunnel Ridge Road at the Grays Arch Parking Lot.

Luckily the hikers were not dehydrated, but were in need of some water, snacks, air conditioning, and some good fellowship.

SAR Member Jackson Freeman transported the hikers back to their vehicle with our Rescue Truck 1 and along the way provided them with information on navigational apps for hiking and the importance of carrying additional water and snacks when hiking in the heat.

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Thankful for your support and helping everyone get back to where they need to be.

Powell County Search & Rescue what navigation apps do you suggest?

Another Great job ❤

That is my buddy!!! You go Jackson!!! Miss you!!!🙏🙏🙏

Thank you for taking care of those that need help

Great job answering the call as always ‼️‼️ Hope we never call ya’ll but we sure are thankful that you are there if we need ❤️❤️

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This week, Powell County Search and Rescue took delivery of six new Kenwood NX-5200 radios.

These new Kenwood radios will allow our first responders to communicate effectively with neighboring county agencies across multiple different radio systems, as well as, State and Federal agencies. These new radios were delivered with new remote speaker mic's, AA clamshell battery cases, and high-gain antennas.

The purchase of these radios were made possible through a grant by Rocky Talkie in partnership with American Alpine Club. Powell County Search and Rescue was awarded $10,000 dollars in grant funding for upgrading and replacing communication equipment. A portion of the grant was used to purchase the radios you see pictured here, the remaining funds are being spent on Starlink Satellite Internet and equipment for our Command Trailer for use while deployed in a remote setting.

We would like to thank J&N Electronics in Carrollton, Kentucky for supplying these radios from Kenwood. They have been nothing short of amazing in getting these new radios ordered, delivered, and ready for use by our team.
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This week, Powell County Search and Rescue took delivery of six new Kenwood NX-5200 radios. 

These new Kenwood radios will allow our first responders to communicate effectively with neighboring county agencies across multiple different radio systems, as well as, State and Federal agencies. These new radios were delivered with new remote speaker mics, AA clamshell battery cases, and high-gain antennas.

The purchase of these radios were made possible through a grant by Rocky Talkie in partnership with American Alpine Club. Powell County Search and Rescue was awarded $10,000 dollars in grant funding for upgrading and replacing communication equipment. A portion of the grant was used to purchase the radios you see pictured here, the remaining funds are being spent on Starlink Satellite Internet and equipment for our Command Trailer for use while deployed in a remote setting.

We would like to thank J&N Electronics in Carrollton, Kentucky for supplying these radios from Kenwood. They have been nothing short of amazing in getting these new radios ordered, delivered, and ready for use by our team.Image attachment

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What is happening with the baefong UV-5r?

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Good man right there!

We would like to congratulate three of our team members for successfully completing the KYEM Moving Water Technician course last weekend at Floyd County Emergency & Rescue Squad. Leor Gold, Geneva Van Arsdall, and Jack-John Davis learned valuable skills that will enable them to be a trained responder for floods and other water rescues. All three are also certified rope techs. #pocosar #SAR # RRG ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to congratulate three of our team members for successfully completing the  KYEM Moving Water Technician course last weekend at Floyd County Emergency & Rescue Squad. Leor Gold, Geneva Van Arsdall, and Jack-John Davis learned valuable skills that will enable them to be a trained responder for floods and other water rescues. All three are also certified rope techs. #pocosar #SAR # RRGImage attachment

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Congratulations

Powell County Search and Rescue responded to a call for a hiker lost on Hoods Branch trail at Natural Bridge State Park. The park was hit by straight line winds last week that knocked over a lot of trees and damage. A section of this trail was severely affected by these winds. Numerous trees were on the ground, causing the trail to be nearly impassable in a few sections. After bushwacking around several trees, the hiker became concerned about being unable to locate the trail, so she called for help. After being located by SAR members, she was led out of the woods safely. She did exactly what she was supposed to do by staying put once she realized she needed help. Natural Bridge trail crews are still working everyday to clear all the trails of downed trees, but it may take a while due to the amount of trees they are dealing with. ... See MoreSee Less

Powell County Search and Rescue responded to a call for a hiker lost on Hoods Branch trail at Natural Bridge State Park. The park was hit by straight line winds last week that knocked over a lot of trees and damage. A section of this trail was severely affected by these winds. Numerous trees were on the ground, causing the trail to be nearly impassable in a few sections. After bushwacking around several trees, the hiker became concerned about being unable to locate the trail, so she called for help. After being located by SAR members, she was led out of the woods safely. She did exactly what she was supposed to do by staying put once she realized she needed help. Natural Bridge trail crews are still working everyday to clear all the trails of downed trees, but it may take a while due to the amount of trees they are dealing with.

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Thank you all again! I appreciate all your help!

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