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2019 Natural Bridge MEDEVAC

A subject experiencing a medical emergency on top of Natural Bridge was evacuated using a Blackhawk from the Army National Guard. Read More

2019 Rock Bridge Ankle Injury

The Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team performed a carry out on a woman who injured her ankle while hiking the Rock Bridge Trail in the Red River Gorge.

2019 Injured Climber in Muir Valley

Wolfe County Search and Rescue responds to a climber injured during a fall in Muir Valley.

2019 Hanson's Point Heart Attack Rescue

Performing the carry out of a heart attack victim at Hanson's Point in the Red River Gorge.

2017 Cloud Splitter Rescue

Checking the map to find the injured hiker for the carry out in the pouring rain.

2017 Wildcat Teacher

Hiker falls and breaks an ankle on the Wildcat trail. Wolfe and Powell CO SAR haul her out.

2017 Angel Windows

Knife accident requires Wolfe and Powell CO to render medical assistance to camper

2017 McKee Search

Wolfe CO SAR assists KY State Police in search for 5yo Boy

2017 Wildcat Ghost Search

Very hard to find hikers found in Rodo forest

2017 Roadside Carry Out

Fallen climber needs carry out assistance

2017 Rugged Red Race

Wolfe County Hasty team fireman carries injured racer to safety

2017 Sky Bridge Rescue

Camper falls 80 feet and lives

2017 Rock Bridge Almost Lost

Prepared hikers need some direction to get to their car

2017 Funk Rock City

Fallen climber needs assistance to waiting Helicopter

2017 Gray's Arch Rescue

Wolfe CO SAR assists a hiker with a broken ankle

2017 Water Recovery

Wolfe CO SAR searches for missing fisherman

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.