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2017 Sky Bridge Rescue

Camper falls 80 feet and lives

2017 Rock Bridge Almost Lost

Hikers need some direction to get to their car

2017 Funk Rock City

Fallen climber needs assistance to waiting Helicopter

2017 Water Recovery

Wolfe CO SAR searches for missing fisherman

2017 D Boone Hut

Injured hiker needs carry out from the woods

2016 Natural Bridge Rescue

Mike lowers to the subject with the basket Read More

2016 Auxier Ridge Rescue

Hiker falls on the steep Auxier Ridge Trail

2016 Douglass Trail Injury

Hiker gets injured on the Douglass trail and needs carry out.

2016 Douglass Trail Fall

Hiker falls off the Douglass trail into the Red River

2016 Haystack Rescue

Wolfe, Powell and Knot County SAR teams rescue hiker from the bottom of Haystack Rock.

2016 Rock Bridge Search

Turned around at Rock Bridge WCSART helps hikers back to safety

2016 Jet Ski Rescue

While searching for lost hikers WCSART finds a stolen Jet Ski.

2016 Lost Hikers

Smart hikers call early and stay put get out safe.

2016 Lost Hikers

Smart girls who used their cell phone to get out before dark.

2015 Courthouse Rescue

Wolfe Co SAR attends to Injured Hiker on the edge of Courthouse Rock

2015 Cow Rescue

Jesse keeps the tranquilized calf warm while awaiting the raise to safety. Read More

Wolfe County Search and Rescue
So Others May Live
The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team serves the Wolfe County Community and the Red River Gorge under a charter from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Direction of the County Judge Executive. Since its inception in 2007, the Team has responded successfully to numerous wilderness accidents and lost person incidents. Wolfe County Kentucky sits in the middle of some of the most beautiful gorges in the United States. Resplendent in waterfalls, caves, and high cliffs, this area attracts visitors from all over the world. And although our rock formations are magnificent, they are also potentially very dangerous. The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team - comprised of all volunteer citizens - is dedicated to providing specialized search and rescue services both to our local citizens and to the many folks who come here to enjoy the natural beauty of our area. Besides being skilled in search operations, the Team is proficient in high angle rope rescue of the kind needed for the many cliff accidents that occur within the Red River Gorge. These rescues often need to be carried out in extreme conditions of weather, terrain, and location. They often require highly-complex technical rope systems be set up quickly and efficiently to reach, treat, package, and evacuate seriously injured persons to definitive care. This requires the Team to dedicate a significant amount of time in training for these types of rescues.