Latest News and Missions

Lost Hunter on Mccoy Creek

At 0600 we began a search for an overdue hunter. He was supposed to meet his party on the afternoon of 11/2 but failed to arrive. They performed a search but by 1am on 11/3 had not located him, so they phone 911. We started the search at daybreak but were soon called off as the missing person had received aid from another hunter. His vehicle had become stuck and the battery died.

Lost Hunter near Blacktail Creek

We responded on 10/16 at 9:35pm to a hunter to who called in for assistance after hiking off trail. Search teams were able to make contact with him and get GPS coordinates. They responded on ATVs and motorbikes, and made contact about 1:30am. The hunter was able to reunite with friends and declined any further assistance.

Craters of the Moon

On Saturday 9/28 and Sunday 9/29, we assisted Butte County and the National Park Service in the search for a missing hiker at Craters of the Moon National Monument. BCSSAR provided ground teams who worked the lava fields and searched caves for any sign of her.

Injury Above Palisades Creek

We responded yesterday with Idaho Fish and Game and Swan Valley QRU to assist a man who received some head injuries while hiking above Palisades Creek.

Injured Male near Caribou Mountain

We responded at 22:30 on 9/9 to a person with a broken leg near Caribou and Bald mountains. Teams were dispatched from Idaho Falls, Swan Valley and Caribou County. Air Idaho attempted to land but couldn't find an adequate landing zone in the dark. Ground teams made contact about 07:00 and were able to get him aboard Air Idaho, who took him to EIRMC for further care.

Injured ATV rider near Calamity

We responded with Swan Valley FD to a trail near Calamity for an ATV rider who rolled her ATV down a gulley and sustained some chest injuries. We brought her out on an ATV sled and Idaho Falls paramedics transported her for additional care.

Boondockers Fundraiser

Last year the Boondockers held a great party/fundraiser for us, and they're at it again. This year's funds will go to support both Bonnevile and Madison Search and Rescue. This will be an event not to miss.

Friday September 27th 2013 at 5pm at the Colonial Theater in Idaho Falls.

  • Tickets are $15 each and can purchased online or at the door
  • Door prizes galore
  • Raffle tickets
  • And don't forget the movie!

Get all the details over at The Boondockers Page and check out the Facebook Event for the latest updates.

Injured Motorbiker in Fleming Canyon

We were called out to Fleming Canyon near Pine Creek to help an injured motorbike rider. About 10 rescuers rode ATVs and motorbikes to reach him. Luckily Air Idaho Rescue's helicopter was able to land nearby, so after a quick carry by hand he was flown to safety.

Boat Crash in Conant Valley

We responded to assist Swan Valley FD with a boat crash in Conant Valley which resulted in 2 injuries and 1 fatality. The Bonneville County Sheriff's office is continuing to investigate.

Preparing for Wildfires

Fires are burning around the west and with the hot dry summer we've had so far, it won't be long before we see some too. Take a few minutes and review these tips for preventing, dealing with and recovering from wildfires.


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