2016-03 Los Coyotes Scheduled Follow-up Search

SDMRT 2016-18/3: Scheduled Follow-up Los Coyotes Search

28 October 2017

Dennis Peck

SDMRT Responders :

  1. Dennis Peck
  2. TJ Tischer
  3. Jesse Ma
  4. Tony Rolfe
  5. Arun John
  6. Jeff Oxford
  7. Kevin Litwin

Other responding organizations : Orange County Search and Rescue, ~50 total

Short Summary:

  • Type of callout: full
  • Out of County
  • Type of search: scheduled follow-up body/evidence search
  • Location (CP location): Los Coyotes Reservation Camp Ground
  • Earliest time of activity 0700 hrs; Ending time 1500 hrs
  • Information about the subject:
    • Number/names of subjects: (1) Leanard Duguey
    • Ages: ~80
    • Level of fitness and preparedness: very fit for age, unprepared
    • Mental status: dementia
    • Injuries, if applicable: unkn
    • How were they found : not found
  • Any rescuers injured: none
  • Aircraft used: fixed-wing for airborne radio repeater, helicopter for standby medivac

Short Narrative of the search: continued search into expanded search area, 4 mi. ring.

Lessons learned/ suggestions for future operations: airborne repeater(s) can be very effective for comms in remote terrain. Operational orbit time is ~1 hr. Continuous coverage requires multiple aircraft equiped with repeaters.