Yosemite Search and Rescue

Yosemite Search and Rescue

Yosemite National Park Ranger John Dill shares stories of Yosemite Search and Rescue teams at the Yosemite Theater in Yosemite Valley
Shows every Tuesday at 7 pm, April 11 - Oct 24 (No show Sept. 26)
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Oct 24 2017 except Tue Sep 26 2017.
April 11, 2017
April 18, 2017
April 25, 2017
May 2, 2017
May 9, 2017
May 16, 2017
May 23, 2017
May 30, 2017
June 6, 2017
June 13, 2017
June 20, 2017
June 27, 2017
July 4, 2017
July 11, 2017
July 18, 2017
July 25, 2017
August 1, 2017
August 8, 2017
August 15, 2017
August 22, 2017
August 29, 2017
September 5, 2017
September 12, 2017
September 19, 2017
October 3, 2017
October 10, 2017
October 17, 2017
October 24, 2017

What happens if you get lost or hurt on the trail? Learn how rangers keep people safe in Yosemite from those in the know! Join Yosemite Search and Rescue (YOSAR) team members for behind-the-scenes descriptions of real emergency response missions. As the rangers share their stories, pictures and videos, you’ll learn what it takes to run search and rescue operations in Yosemite — and what you can do to prevent emergency situations. Questions are welcome during this informative Yosemite Theater presentation.

A veteran YOSAR member, ranger John Dill, is your host from May 23 through October 3; ranger Alan Hageman, who supervises Yosemite’s Preventive Search and Rescue program, will host in the early spring and late fall.

Films and Presentation
Tuesdays at 7 pm, April 11 – Oct. 24 (No show Sept. 26)
Adults $10; Children under 12 years old Free
Yosemite Theater, Valley Visitor Center

John Dill

John Dill arrived in Yosemite in 1970, intent on a temporary rock-climbing vacation. He found himself assisting the National Park Service with rescues, and in 1974 he became one of the first full-time Yosemite Search and Rescue employees. During his time with YOSAR, he has participated in many significant incidents of all types.

Alan Hageman, Yosemite Park Ranger and Yosemite Theater Presenter

Alan Hageman

Alan Hageman entered the search and rescue profession with the U.S. Coast Guard, in the maritime environments of southeast Alaska and the Oregon coast. Later, following a career with the Oregon State Police, he continued his emergency services work with the National Park Service through seasonal assignments at Death Valley and Rocky Mountain National Parks. On a personal level, the NPS enables him to continue his life-long enthusiasm for the outdoors. In April 2015, Hageman assumed the new Yosemite National Park position of Preventive SAR Supervisor. The goal of his job is to promote visitors’ enjoyment of Yosemite by preventing the mistakes which lead to SARs.