Search and Rescue trains at Ridge |

Search and Rescue trains at Ridge

Gregory Crofton

About 20 Douglas County Search and Rescue volunteers trained Saturday near Ridge Resorts’ time-share condominiums on Kingsbury Grade.

They executed a low-angle rescue at Daggett Drainage, an area near Heavenly Ski Resort where skiers often get stuck in the winter. They also conducted a high-angle rescue near the gondola.

A reason the team held the practice rescues near Ridge Resorts is because Ridge E.A.G.L.E.S., a charitable group formed by the resort, has agreed to help Douglas County Search and Rescue raise money this summer to buy equipment.

One member, Blakely Hume, a massage therapist, plans to run the entire Tahoe Rim Trail to raise money for search and rescue as well as Boys & Girls Club. The E.A.G.L.E.S., which stands for Empowered Associates Generating Leadership Experience, also plans a raffle and barbecue to raise money for the groups. The run and barbecue are tentatively planned for late August.

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