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Two Search & Rescues In Chelan County Over Weekend, One A Fatality

It was an average winter for search and rescues in Chelan County, Emergency Management Deputy Rich Magnussen told KOHO. But there’s already been a drowning on Lake Chelan and a skier was rescued from the Colchuck area.



A Tacoma man drowned in Lake Chelan Saturday afternoon when an inflatable kayak he and another person were in flipped over.…

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2019 Budget Season – Chelan County Sheriff’s Office In Red From Rescues, Wildfires

With budgets for 2019 in the works by municipalities, government agencies, non-profits and other across our region, KOHO 101 will be talking with each of them this fall.

Today, the Chelan County Sheriff’s Chief Civil Deputy Kim Oglesbee joins Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about developing the office’s 2019 budget, trying to work in thousands of dollars in overtime deputies accrued during active wildfires in the county this summer and the above-average search and rescue operations.…

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Another Busy Summer For Chelan County Search & Rescue

Chelan County Emergency Management Director Rich Magnussen and Sergeant Kent Sisson join Dan Langager on the KOHO Morning Show to talk about the search and rescue operations this spring and summer – from last week’s rescue of two women on Cannon Mountain, an injury and a fatality on Mt. Stuart and several incidents in the Enchantments.…

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Another Climber Rescued From Mt. Stuart, Hiker Drowns In Tuck Lake

A climber was rescued from the southwest face of Mount Stuart yesterday. 34-year-old Michael Getlin of Lake Oswego, Oregon was injured when a loose rock fell on his foot, severely fracturing it.
Just before 9 a.m., Getlin’s wife called 911, saying they were attempting to climb Mount Stuart via the “Alpine Ridge Route” when a large rock came loose and landed on her husband’s foot and he was unable to walk.…

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Law Enforcement Volunteer Deputies Begin Reserve Academy

sheriff-officeChelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the start of this year’s reserve deputy academy, where local volunteers learn the ins and outs of law enforcement and volunteer their time to area law enforcement agencies.
Burnett also addresses KOHO’s reporting yesterday on the influx of campers and hikers to the Enchantments of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and what that means for local Search & Rescue.…

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Search & Rescue Responds To Three Chiwawa-Area Snowmobile Crashes On Same Day

With plenty of fresh snow over the New Year’s weekend, snowmobilers were out in the Fish Lake area. Lake Wenatchee Fire and Rescue responded to three snowmobile accidents.
The first call was for a beginner rider who lost control and ran into a tree, receiving minor injuries. Two calls came in for lost snowmobilers, one group near Alder Creek and the other near the Lake Wenatchee Rec Center on Chiwawa Loop Road.…

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Chelan County Sheriff Talks Search & Rescues, City Contracts

A kayaker on the Wenatchee River near Plain drowned Tuesday afternoon. Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studio to talk about the above-average number of search and rescues in the county this spring and summer.
Since they talked the identity of the man was released – 61-year-old Michael R.…

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Chelan County Sheriff’s Update – Sheriff Brian Burnett

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett swings by the KOHO studio for his weekly chat with Dan Langager to talk about river rescues this year and the fun and dangers of floating the Wenatchee River, as well as DUI emphasis patrols starting this Friday and running through Labor Day.…

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