Thunderbolt SEKI Resucue 8-19-19

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Thunderbolt SEKI Resucue 8-19-19

Post by swierszalowski » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:37 am

Trying to get follow up on a fallen climber on Thunderbolt, 8-19-19. His friend came over Bishop Pass stating his climbing partner was unconscious after a fall. I didn't encounter this person but a group that went to locate him did. SEKI was activated at the top of the pass, confirmed by a follow up 911 call once back in service. I can find Inyo SAR reports but not SEKI. Does anyone have any info/ a good place to search?
Many thanks as the whole situation has been with me since it happened.
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Re: Thunderbolt SEKI Resucue 8-19-19

Post by Dave_Ayers » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:18 pm

Well Google Earth shows Thunderbolt just inside the Fresno County line. But I'm not seeing anything on the Fresno Sheriff website/FB/Twitter. There is also CHP Inland Air Division at https://www.facebook.com/InlandDivisionAirOperations, not seeing anything there either.

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Re: Thunderbolt SEKI Resucue 8-19-19

Post by swierszalowski » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:21 pm

Yeah I was told Kings Canyon was activated as it was on the west side of the pass. Thanks for looking. I am going to keep searching myself. I wish I had asked for the contact info of the group that left to go provide assistance.
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Re: Thunderbolt SEKI Resucue 8-19-19

Post by maverick » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:03 pm

Yeah I was told Kings Canyon was activated as it was on the west side of the pass. Thanks for looking. I am going to keep searching myself.
Usually I will receive an alert on incidents in SEKI, from SEKI, there may be a report in the following days, but haven't gotten anything yet. Will see check and see if I can get any more info Sarah.
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Re: Thunderbolt SEKI Resucue 8-19-19

Post by maverick » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:38 am

PM sent Sarah.
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