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Articles with the Tag: Lake County Search and Rescue

Search and rescue deals off-road poker run fundraiser

Off-road enthusiasts will get a kick out of a new Lake County Search and Rescue fundraiser planned Saturday for the 4-wheel drive trails between Buffalo and Sloan’s bridges: an ATV, UTV and Dirt Bike Poker Run. Participants can use just about any type of all-terrain vehicle for the ride, which cover...

Authorities search Dixon area for missing Ronan man

DIXON — A half-dozen professionally trained search and rescue teams were searching near North Valley Creek Road on Wednesday morning for a man who went missing over the weekend. Troy Akers, 20, was traveling from Missoula with three others on Sunday night when the vehicle became stranded near D...

Date changed for fundraising ATV ride

POLSON — Lake County Search and Rescue will hold a fundraising  ATV, UTV, and Dirt Bike Poker Run on Saturday, June 6. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Bridge and end at Sloan Bridge with a barbecue dinner. Pre-registration will take place Friday, June 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the VFW in Po...

Search, Rescue plans fundraising ATV ride

POLSON — Lake County Search and Rescue will hold a fundraising  ATV, UTV, and Dirt Bike Poker Run on Saturday, June 13. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Buffalo Bridge and end at Sloan Bridge with a barbecue dinner. Pre-registration will take place Friday, June 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the VFW in ...

Missing kayaker's body recovered Missing kayaker's body recovered

  POLSON —  The body of missing kayaker Robert W. McDonald was found 2:45 p.m. Friday in Flathead Lake, just south of Big Bull Island.   Lake County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue boats and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office boat, who were still out sea...

Search area narrowed for missing kayaker Search area narrowed for missing kayaker

FLATHEAD LAKE — The search for a kayaker that went missing on Flathead Lake Saturday afternoon in Polson continued Monday. Robert W. McDonald, 43, a physician and hospitalist at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, launched his kayak around noon on July 19 near the Bear Harbor...

Kayaker missing on Flathead Lake

FLATHEAD LAKE — The weekend search for a missing Flathead Lake kayaker transitioned from an active search to a recovery effort on Monday.  Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Karen Sargeant said St. Joseph Hospital physician Robert W. McDonald, 43, launched a yellow Eclipse kayak fr...

Rural Fire District looks at station sale Rural Fire District looks at station sale

POLSON — The Rural Fire Board held its monthly meeting on Dec. 8 at the Fairgrounds Fire Station, and one item on the agenda drew quite a crowd. That item was discussion about the possible sale of the Fairgrounds Station to Lake County Search and Rescue. LCSAR members attended and had an impromptu l...

Rural fire district considers selling Fairgrounds Station

POLSON — Polson Rural Fire District trustees are considering the proposed sale of Fairgrounds Station No. 4. “This board did not go looking to sell (the station),” Chair Jack Clapp said. “We were approached.”  Lake County Search and Rescue has offered $289,000 to purc...

Missing boater’s body found

POLSON — Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Flathead County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered missing boater Nathan Bird’s body from Flathead Lake at about 12:45 p.m. on Aug. 29, according to Karen Sargeant, LCSO Public Information Officer. Bird, 36, from Huson, Mont., had bee...


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