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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Search and Rescue

Search continues for man who fell into river below SKQ Dam overlook Search continues for man who fell into river below SKQ Dam overlook

The search continues for a 23-year-old Nebraska man who fell into the Flathead River below the spill way of Selis Ksanka Qlipse dam on Wednesday, May 31. According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, the man has been identified as Richard Mitchell of Minatare, Nebraska. Mitchell was with two other people from N...

Rescue team opens house to community Rescue team opens house to community

POLSON – Lake County Search and Rescue tied a line of rope to a truck, anchored it to a steel beam from the ceiling, and hooked the end of the rope to a man weighing 170 pounds. The man dangled on a long yellow stretcher, known as a litter, for hours, but not to worry, he was only a dummy. The searc...

Have lunch with Search and Rescue

POLSON — Everyone is invited to attend the Lake County Search and Rescue open house on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Search and Rescue Building located at 901 Main St. in Polson. The new location is currently under renovation to suit the needs of Search and Rescue. Lunch is provid...

HONORING those who PROTECTand SERVE HONORING those who PROTECTand SERVE

RONAN — An emotional tribute honoring 102 emergency personnel in attendance in advance of 9/11 Patriots’ Day took place prior to the Ronan Chiefs football game against Libby Friday night. Members of local police and volunteer fire departments, the Lake County Sheriff’s department, Search...

Briefs for Aug. 3, 2016

Paddleboarder drowns POLSON — Ty Kanara, 51, of St. Regis, passed away July 26 when he fell off a paddleboard in about 12 feet of water in the Indian Bay area of Flathead Lake. Kanara was with his family and did not resurface. A boater heard screaming and stopped to assist family. The boater dove...

Braving the Ice Braving the Ice

Polson Rural Firefighters and Lake County Search and Rescue united on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 20, to practice their ice rescue skills. Firefighter Captain Drew Hoel explained the importance that these drills play, especially during certain months where thin ice is abundant. “We have a lot of w...

Two seriously injured in Polson crash Two seriously injured in Polson crash

UPDATED Thursday, Aug. 20 POLSON – Two people were seriously injured when the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a truck and horse trailer on Saturday afternoon in Polson near Fulkerson’s Corner.  According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Shad Andersen a motorcycle at the bac...

Authorities still searching for missing Eureka man in Swan Valley

SWAN LAKE — Lake County and Swan Valley Search and Rescue teams are still searching for a missing Eureka man.   Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said the family of William Hendrix, 59, reported the man missing at 8 p.m. on Wednesday after he did not return from a hiking trip on Thunderbolt ...

Search and Rescue fundraiser provides place for kids to have fun Search and Rescue fundraiser provides place for kids to have fun

POLSON — For children full of ice cream and maybe a little bored looking at cars and strolling, the Lake County Search and Rescue’s fundraiser at the Kerr Dam soccer fields on Aug. 8 was a great way to cool off in the Slip’N Slide, one of the wading pools or the dunking booth.  With...

Briefs for July 29, 2015

Shooting under investigation  RONAN — A juvenile was airlifted from St. Luke Community Hospital with serious injuries Saturday evening after being shot in the abdomen.  Sheriff Don Bell couldn’t release further details pending an ongoing investigation, but he said that the Ro...


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