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Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue 

JVSAR Conducts Mock Scenario Near State Creek


August 31, 2022

Photos courtesy KATY JAMES

Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue (JVSAR) conducted a mock scenario exercise Sunday, August 28, 2022, in the State Creek area.

Training with Life Flight out of Bozeman, instruction by the pilot, and loading a patient "hot" (when a helicopter has rotors in motion), were all discussed. Steve Schmidt, formerly of Whitehall, coordinated this exercise with the Life Flight and JVSAR.

The mock scenario exercise involved a male individual with his two grandsons overdue from hunting for morel mushrooms.

Three groups of JVSAR members were involved, with three on horseback, three trackers, and thr...

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