Recent incidents in which BUSAR has assisted the National Park Service

Rescue team evacuates stroke victim from Mt. Leconte

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” – John 1:5

The answer caught me off-guard: “We can fly him off the mountain in a helicopter, take him down on horseback, or carry him down on a stretcher.” This is when I knew we were in trouble… more

SEARCH crews in Smokies find body of missing hiker Susan Clements

The body of an Ohio woman was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park late Tuesday afternoon, a week after she went missing while hiking with her daughter near Clingmans Dome, according to park officials… more

body of missing man found in great smoky mountains national park, bear euthanized

The "scavenged" body of a man who went missing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park was found Wednesday afternoon near a since-euthanized bear that had human DNA on it, the National Park Service said. Rangers found the body of William Lee Hill, Jr., 30, of Louisville, Tennessee Wednesday afternoon off Rich Mountain Road, about two miles north of Cades Cove…more 

BOHANAN Reunited with family after 11 days

Bohanan had been missing since Friday, August 11th.  More than 40 people from seven special search and rescue teams joined in the search to find Austin Bohanan of Blount County, Tennessee. Backcountry Unit Search and Rescue (BUSAR), Blount Special Operations Response Team (BSORT), Blount County Rescue Squad all assisted the National Park Service in the search...more

Smokies Hiker Dies after Medical Emergency

A man suffered a medical emergency and died while hiking Alum Cave Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains Park on Saturday....more

man Drown in AbrAms Creek

Great Smoky Mountain National Park rangers found a man dead in the Abrams Creeks Saturday. Rangers responded to a report of a ...more

Hiker Dies in fall from Ramsey Cascades

A 37-year-old man died when he fell fro the top of Ramsey Cascades waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sunday afternoon, park officials said...more

NATONAL Guard Blackhawk finds smokies plane crash

A reconnaissance flight by the Tennessee Army National Guard was able to locate the missing single engine airplane within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park...more