Three members of Taos Search and Rescue responded to a mission call-out near Abiquiu Lake on December 17, 2020. The subject was a 55-year-old man from out of state who had been missing for several days. His pickup truck parked near the lake had been reported abandoned to law enforcement.

Members of TSAR’s ground, K9 and drone units joined others from around the state. Among the other teams that responded were Mountain Canine Corps, Sandia Search Dogs, Santa Fe Search and Rescue, Cibola Search and Rescue, Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade and the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office.

TSAR’s drone unit flew three sorties in the search area along the Rio Chama and nearby.

The search was suspended at nightfall and a mission stand down was issued later in the evening. The search remains in suspended status as of early January.