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Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team finds lost hunters

Fresno County Sheriff’s Eagle 1 helicopter at work during a rescue this week.
Fresno County Sheriff’s Eagle 1 helicopter at work during a rescue this week.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team has found and rescued nine missing hunters lost during the month of October, including three in the last two days, Lt. Kathy Curtice said.

Wednesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a hunter missing near Ward Lake. Search and Rescue deputies worked through the night in a snowstorm before the Sheriff’s Eagle 1 helicopter found the hunter around 9 a.m. Thursday.

Also Thursday morning, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of two hunters lost near Huntington Lake, and Eagle 1 was able to locate both the same day.

Megan Ginise: 559-441-6614

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