Now that much of the snow in the Boise Foothills has melted, search and rescue teams are resuming the search for Kyle Crowden, who went for a hike on the Dry Creek Trail on Feb. 9 and has not been seen or heard from since then.
I remember from the last time that bathrooms were an issue for the volunteers. I live in the cluster of three houses next to the parking lot on Bogus. Please send me a message if your volunteers would like to come and use mine.
Let me know if you need volunteers
Bless you all for your efforts. Be safe.
On Feb 2 we were at the ULLR FESTIVAL AT BOGUS BASIN.
So what is an ULLR festival? ULLR is a Norse traditional god associated with archery, skiing and snow. Well, this year there was snow on the ground and ski slopes but what fell from the sky on this day (and pretty much all day), was rain. That didn’t stop the skiers from coming to the resort and participating in the festival. There were many people dressed in Norse or “Viking” type clothing and head-wear. Our booth was one of 14 vendors, games and associations that were represented just outside of the main lodge. IMSARU members had numerous opportunities to answer questions about our organization and educate the public on what we do. The K9 members of course were a huge attraction to both children and adults. ... See MoreSee Less
We have been happy to be a part of the Idaho Sportsman Show past years and this year is no different. Come swing by our booth at this years event and find out about search and rescue (SAR), and IMSARU. ... See MoreSee Less
Guides, outfitters, and sportsmen of all stripes converge here for a gear-filled good time. With tips on fishing, hunting, elk calling, and more, there’s plenty to do for those who chase the call of the wild. There’s even stuff for the kids with an ar [...]
All search crews have gone home Wednesday afternoon after searching for a hiker who went missing over the weekend. Crews on scene tell CBS 2 that unless there is a dramatic change in the weather, they won't be searching. "Rain, snow and visibility limitations made the search efforts challenging and....
If you haven't already, you need to check the cabins on the 275 road south of shingle creek. Many cabins, out buildings trailers...
Any new developments?
Thank you, thank you, thank you IMSRU. You people are so amazing and I can't thank you enough for your efforts.There are no words to express the extreme sadness I am feeling right now. I am so very sad for my friend Janet Coupe and the family in not being able to find Kyle Crowden. I cannot imagine the pain of a mother when your heart is torn out. I hope that all will continue to pray for Janet and her family during this time. Please do not forget them, pray for peace and comfort, strength and healing. I believe the only way to get thru a time like this is by the grace of God and love and support of family and friends.
Idaho has the most amazing, wonderful people who have reached out with volunteering their time, equipment to get to areas that no one else could get to, Idaho Mountain search & rescue unit https://facebook.com/163629093665463 for being out for so many hours in the cold, snow and wind, searching and so many others just going out to look, the love, prayers and support and the extremely hard work of trying to find Kyle. I want you to know how much I/we appreciated every effort big and small. Please share with anyone you know and continue searching if you happen to be up Bogus Basin road.
If anyone happens to find anything, piece of clothing any signs, Please call me Sharon Morrison at 208-631-5004 as I am local or Janet at 208-599-2342. We will continue to follow up on any and all leads.
Again thank you so very much and my God bless you.
My husband and a neighbor went up and checked those cabins, they didnt find any sign of anything.
Its cold and frustrating. These fine men and women give it their all even when the weather is against your efforts
I appreciate what you guys have done. I haven't stopped thinking about him. I stopped and offered to help but you have a system and had all the help you needed at that time. We are going to hike that area this weekend when the trails freeze. Thank you for all you do!!
Treacherous weather forced crews to temporarily suspend the search for a missing 27-year-old Boise man Tuesday night. The search will continue Wednesday morning, but this time with only a small number of highly skilled searchers who are equipped to brave the cold. According to the Ada County Sheriff...
On Tuesday we were contacted by a Papa John's Pizza and asked if we would like some pizza. Well, who is going to say no to pizza? They delivered a large stack of different types of pizzas to our command center, to the joy of our searchers. Sorry this thank you took a while the information has been slowly circling IMSARU. ... See MoreSee Less
2nd long day of searching, night has fallen and it has started snowing on the mountain. Our teams are still out in the field making their way back to the command center. Thanks to Dutch Bros Coffee, our searchers have something hot and delicious to look forward to. And thank you Abigail at CBS 2 Boise for making this happen. ... See MoreSee Less
KTVB contacted IMSARU on backcountry survival, what you should do before you leave, what you should pack, and what should you do if you find yourself stranded in the backcountry. Our own vice-president goes through his pack explaining what you should take and why. ... See MoreSee Less
IMSARU is a founding member of the Mountain Rescue Association back in 1959, and we have been a member ever since. This is a short video that was just created showing who Mountain Rescue is.The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) was established in 1959 at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon making us the oldest Search and Rescue Association in... ... See MoreSee Less
Every month we train on a different subject, this month was avalanche training. A large part of safety in the wilderness is prevention. We covered getting snow reports and how to read snow and terrain conditions with a large focus on how to prevent triggering an avalanche. We then had a day of field training. We went over how to use an avalanche beacon, probes, and shovel. We practiced companion rescue, patient packaging, as well as responding to large events. We went over types of snow and how to perform a Propagation Saw Test (PST). This was also a great opportunity for our members to test their snow gear. It was a beautiful day in the mountains with a record turnout from our members. ... See MoreSee Less
Payette Brewing Company is hosting its Kegs 4 Kause event night for the Idaho Mount Search and Rescue Unit going from 5pm to 10pm on Monday May 28. 50% of proceeds from beer sales in the Tap Room are donated to IMSARU. So come down, have a drink, and support IMSARU! ... See MoreSee Less
Missions! We have had a number of missions in the last few weeks, and we were already behind in posting about missions IMSARU was involved with. To remedy this, we will be posting mission summaries starting with the most recent and moving backwards.
May 12 2018, IMSARU was notified that a trail runner had fallen in the Boise foothills and had suffered a severe ankle injury; the subject was still able to walk and was slowly heading back to their vehicle. The subject's vehicle was found, and a hasty team arrived on scene. Two members were sent down the trail to determine the condition of the subject and evaluate the best course of action. The subject expressed a wish to not be put into a litter, they preferred to have their foot wrapped and believed that with additional support they could finish walking to their vehicle. The subject's ankle was taped, and they were given trekking poles to assist in walking. Meanwhile, three more members of the rescue team arrived to assist. The subject was able to walk back to their vehicle under their own power, and was able to drive themselves to the hospital. The subject later informed IMSARU that they had suffered a break in one of their leg bones.
While the rescue team was putting away gear, they were approached by a mountain biker that had fallen and was complaining of pain.The new patient was assessed and treated. ... See MoreSee Less
This is our original members and the old Willy's that they got with a blown engine. The put a Studebaker V-8 into it. Technology has advanced since then, as has our vehicles.
If you are interested in joining the Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue Unit (IMSARU) or thinking about joining IMSARU, Please come down and join us at our prospective member orientation this Thursday May 17th at 6:30 p.m. here at our compound (2519 S Federal Way). You will get information on what our training is like, what we expect from members, and find out if joining IMSARU is a right fit for you. ... See MoreSee Less
Are there tentative dates yet for the academy? I'm trying to see if I can potentially make any of them in June before submitting an application or to see if I need to wait until the fall. Thank you.
Had a minor emergency this evening and I didn't make it to the meeting... are you planning another one soon?
I plan to attend, see you there!
It seems that your website is down at the moment. www.imsaru.org
I plan on being there... but I might be a few minutes late.
A big thank you to our emergency, safety and medical service providers- Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit, Ada County Paramedics, East Boise County Ambulance District, Boise Police Department, Boise County Sheriff, Signal 88 Security - Boise, Boise Motor Escort, US Army Corp of Engineers, Ada County Highway District (ACHD), and ham operators from Valley Wide React. ... See MoreSee Less