Latest News and Missions

Missing Special Needs Man in Idaho Falls

At 12:30am we were called to the area of US 20 and 15th East in Idaho Falls to join in the search for 19 year-old Chase Johnson who had left home earlier in the day. Teams searched the surrounding areas and he was located about 8am. Idaho Falls PD, Idaho Falls FD, Idaho State Police, and Life Flight from Rexburg participated in the search as well.

Overdue Snowmobilers Near Jack Knife

On Sunday evening we were called to search for a pair of overdue snowmobilers who were riding near the Jack Knife area of eastern Bonneville County. Teams from Bonneville and Lincoln County Wyoming search Sunday night and Monday morning. A helicopter from Teton Wyoming located the individuals and guided them back to Mccoy Creek.

Plane Crash near Sheep Creek

At 6pm on 10/15 we responded to a plane that had crashed in the mountains around Palisades Reservoir near Sheep Creek. A juvenile female was air lifted to EIRMC and the male pilot was pronounced dead on scene. We will be returning tomorrow to recover his body.

Lost Hunter on Fogg Hill

On 10/6 at 3:26am, we received a report of a 34 year old hunter lost near Fogg Hill. Teams dispatched and made contact with the individual who was OK and declined any further assistance.

Overdue Hunter Near Mccoy Creek

We responded to Bitter Creek near Mccoy Creek for a hunter who had not returned to camp the previous night. About 12 personnel responded with ATVs and motorcycles. A few hours after deploying, the subject returned to camp. He had spent the night on the mountain and walked out during daylight.

Search for Luke Richardson

Team members spent Saturday and Sunday in Blaine County assisting in the effort to locate Luke Richardson who has been missing since last weekend while hiking in the Sawtooths. He has not yet been found.

Search & Rescue Is Recruiting

Bonneville County Sheriff's Search & Rescue is looking to fill some vacancies in our roster. Are you someone who loves the outdoors? Do you have skills in emergency medicine, technical rope, ATVs, snowmobiles, or other outdoor activities? Then you just might be the person we're looking for (and we always find what we search for).

We are a volunteer organization and respond at all hours of the day, 7 days a week, whenever a call for help comes into the 911 dispatch center. The work can be exhausting sometimes, but it can also be fun and rewarding to serve the residents of our community. We are looking for those who can dedicate time to training (which we provide), regularly attend meetings, and be available for those times we are called out into the field.

If you are interested, we would love to speak to you. Visit us at to see the requirements and fill out a simple contact form.

Injured Female on Bear Creek

Teams responded by motorbike with Swan Valley Fire to assist a lady who sustained injuries on Bear Creek. Life Flight was able to land and transported her out.

Lost Boy in Leadore

Team members responded on 7/18 to Leadore to assist in the search for 2 year old DeOrr Kunz Jr who disappeared last week near Stone Reservoir.

Kayaker in the Snake River

Patrol members who were training on the Snake River responded when a kayaker tipped over just above the Broadway bridge. Idaho Falls Fire Department brought the individual to safety.


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