Wyman Canyon SAR

On Sunday May 11, 2014, at about 10:30am, the Inyo County Sheriff dispatch was contacted by Michael Bradshaw (71 from Eagle, CO.).  Michael said his brother, Steven Bradshaw (62 from Los Angeles), was in a ravine in Wyman Canyon and could not get out. Michael was concerned that his brother was exhausted and becoming increasingly dehydrated. By 1:00pm 9 members of Inyo County Search and Rescue (SAR) team arrived at Deep Springs College to meet up with Michael, where he was waiting.  Shortly after, the Inyo County SAR team headed up Wyman Canyon to locate Steven.

At about 2:45pm, 2 Inyo County deputies arrived at Wyman Canyon with OHV’s to assist in the search for Steven.  After driving approximately 15 miles, the deputies met up with members of the SAR team.  The deputies were told that 6 SAR members were ascending a narrow canyon in an attempt to locate Steven.  Shortly after the deputies started up the narrow canyon with the OHVs a SAR team member advised that they located Steven and he was uninjured and in good health.

Two anonymous subjects, who were in the area on OHVs, gave Steven a ride down the canyon to the deputy’s location.  Steven said he was riding his motorcycle down a ravine when his motorcycle stopped running due to mechanical problems.  Steven said he was unable to get his motorcycle started and had to stay the night.  Steven was driven back to Deep Springs College where he was reunited with Michael.

Thank you to the Inyo County SAR team for your quick response!