WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe)- Hikers should be cautious in the wilderness, according to Washoe County Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel.
Randy Malm is a member of SAR’s Hasty Team.
“Being able to be out and helping people is great,” he said. “A day for us usually means eating dinner with our family and then Sergeant Fisher reaching out at dinner time saying that there are people lost or stuck up on Mt. Rose.”
Other calls typically include an injury or someone who was unprepared for the weather.
“They often get to the place where now they’re cold, their cell phone may have died because of the temperatures out and that’s when things turn from what could’ve been a nice day to a dangerous situation.”
It’s so deadly that it might kill you. After being caught in exceptionally cold weather while hiking in Utah’s Zion National Park, a lady died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia.
Also last week, Washoe County’s SAR team executed a weather-related rescue.
“When you get in a situation that you just can’t get out of it might be a little too late, about the time when you feel that feeling in the back of your head, it’s about the time you need to call,” said Sergeant Joshua Fisher with WCSO.