2018

2018 Searches


December 2018

12/15/18 Central NH – Continued search for 91 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by NH F&G]

12/14/18 Central NH – 91 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by NH F&G on 12-15-18]


November 2018

11/11/18 Central NH – 67 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NH F&G]

11/06/18 Northern NH – 27 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NH F&G]

11/03/18 Northern VT – 80 year old missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]


October 2018

10/30/18  Central NH – 57 Year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NH F&G]

10/27/18  Central NH-  63 year old male missing from camp. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]

10/24/18  Northern NH- 21 year old female missing from vehicle. [Subject remains missing]

10/20/18 Central NH – Continued search for 84 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

10/16/18 – Request to respond to Florida with HRD canines. [NEK9 did not have enough teams available to respond]

10/14/18 Central VT –  92 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NEK9]

10/11/18  Central NH -19 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by civilian searchers]

10/03/18  Northern NH – 79 year old hunter missing from vehicle. [Subject located alive by NH F&G] – News


September 2018

9/26/18 Central NH – Continued search for 84 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

9/23/18 Central NH – Continued search for 84 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

9/16/18 Central NH – Continued search for 84 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

9/13/18 Central NH – Continued search for 84 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

9/11/18 Central NH – Continued search for 84 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

9/10/18 Central NH – 84 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

9/06/18 Southern VT – 78 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by local Law Enforcement]

9/04/18 Northern NH – 21 year old female missing from vehicle. [Subject remains missing]


August 2018

8/29/18 Central NH – 25 year old female missing from residence.


July 2018

7/26/18 Northern VT – 16 year old female missing from youth camp. [Subject located alive by NEK9]

7/17/18 Northern VT – 60 year old female missing from residence. [Subject walked out on her own]

7/03/18 Southern NH –  20 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by civilian]


June 2018

6/22/18 Northern NH –  37 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]


May 2018

5/31/18 Northern VT – Continued search for a  47 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

5/21/18 Central NH – 13 year old male missing in town. [Subject located alive in another town by local Law Enforcement]

5/12/18 Northern NH – 70 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]

5/07/18 Central VT – 20 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]


April 2018

4/10/18 Northern VT – 57 year old female missing from residence. [Subject found deceased by civilian]


March 2018

3/21/18 Southern NH – 23 year old male missing from residence. [Subject walked out on his own]

 

January 2018

1/09/18 Central NH -31 year old male missing since 12/17/2017. [Subject located deceased by Law Enforcement]

Members

Current Members


Katie Balzano

  • Canine Handler, in training
  • Joined NEK9 in 2019
  • Canine in training:
    • Remy, German Shepherd Dog

Kristin and Kinley

Kristin Campbell

  • Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2012
  • Certified 1 canine with NEK9:
    • Kinley, English Coonhound
  • Prior Team Affiliation:
    • Pacific Northwest Search Dogs, 2017-2019, Canine Handler

Jeremy and Freyja

Jeremy Corson

  • Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2012
  • Certified 1 canine with NEK9:
    • Jackson, German Shepherd Dog, Retired
  •  Canine in training:
    • Freyja, German Shepherd Dog

Nikki Gammans

  • Canine Handler, in training
  • Joined NEK9 in 2017
  • Canine in training:
    • Fahrah, Belgian Malinois

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton

  • Communications Officer
  • Joined NEK9 in 1993

Jessica and Drogon

Jessica Johnson

  • Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2018
  • Certified 1 canine with NEK9:
    • Drogon, Labrador Retriever

Donna and Ryker

Donna Larson

  • Vice President, Training Officer, Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 1981, Founding Member
  • Certified 6 canines with NEK9:
    • Ryker, German Shepherd Dog
    • Haven, Belgian Malinois, Retired
    • Eli, German Shepherd Dog, Deceased
    • Bobbie, German Shepherd Dog, Deceased
    • Rudy, German Shepherd Dog, Deceased
    • Ana, German Shepherd Dog, Deceased

Jeanne and Blaze

Jeanne Menard

  • Treasurer, Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 1998
  • Certified 2 canines with NEK9:
    • Blaze, Labrador Retriever
    • Cheerio, German Shorthaired Pointer, Deceased

Doreen and Djenga

Doreen Michalak

  • Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2015
  • Certified 1 canine with NEK9:
    • Djenga, Belgian Malinois
  • Canine in training:
    • Neeko, Belgian Malinois

Robyn with Finn and Siggy

Robyn Millan

  • President, Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2003
  • Certified 2 canines with NEK9:
    • Finnigan, Labrador Retriever
    • Siggy, Labrador Retriever, Deceased

Nancy and Hikah

Nancy Moreau

  • Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 1999
  • Certified 3 canines with NEK9
    • Gaige, German Shepherd Dog, Deceased
    • Hikah, German Shepherd Dog, Deceased
    • Tasha, German Shepherd Dog, Deceased
  • Prior Team Affiliations:
    • MATF-1 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue, 1995-1997, Certified K9 Specialist
    • Disaster and Wilderness Ground Searchers (DAWGS CT), 1996-1999, Certified K9 Wilderness

Amanda and Jada

Amanda Dearborn

  • Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2010
  • Certified 2 canines with NEK9:
    • Jada, German Shepherd Dog
    • Rook, Australian Shepherd, Retired
  • Prior Team Affiliations:
    • SC Foothills Search & Rescue, 2018-2019, Canine Handler
    • Maricopa K9 Search & Rescue, 2009-2010, Canine Handler in Training

Justice

Josh Stohl

  • Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2013
  • Certified 1 canine with NEK9:
    • Justice, German Shepherd Dog, Retired

Albert Stringer

Albert Stringer

  • Communications Officer
  • Joined NEK9 in 2017

Jennifer Vaughan

  • Secretary, Canine Handler
  • Joined NEK9 in 2015
  • Certified 1 canine with NEK9:
    • Olive, Golden Retriever
  • Canine in training:
    • Harley, Golden Retriever

Inactive Members


Meg and Jackson

Meg Beaudry

  • Field Assistant
  • Joined NEK9 in 2013

2019

2019 Searches


November 2019

11-05-19 Northern VT – Continued search for a 66 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

11-01-19 Northern VT- Continued search for a 66 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

11-01-19 Northern VT- 32 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]


October 2019

10-31-19 Northern VT- 66 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

10-20-19 Northern VT- 58 year old female missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by Colchester Technical Rescue] 


September 2019

9-25-19 Northern NH- 64 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

9-9-19 Northern NH- 14 year old female missing from hotel. [Subject located alive by LE]


August 2019

8-7-19 Northern NH- 83 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NH F&G]


July 2019

7-25-19 Central VT – 15 year old male missing from hike. [Subject located alive by hiker]

7-2-19 Southern VT – 69 year old male missing from residence. [Subject returned home on his own]


June 2019

6-28-19 Northern NH – 70 year old male missing from hike. [Subject located alive by hikers]

6-23-19 Southern VT – 29 year old female and her 10 year old son missing from hike. [Subjects located alive by hikers]

6-20-19 Central NH – 26 year old missing from hike. [Subject walked out on own]

6-18-19 Central VT – [unresolved]

6-15-19 Northern NH – 76 year old female missing from hike. [Subject walked out on own]

6-4-19 Central VT – [Evidence located by NEK9]


May 2019

5-31-19 Northern VT – 33 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

5-27-19 Central VT – 9 year old boy missing from residence. [Subject located alive by FD]

5-18-19 Central VT – [Evidence located by NEK9]

5-13-19 Northern NH – Continued search for a 21 year old male missing from a hike [Subject walked out on own on 5-13-19]

5-12-19 Northern NH – 21 year old male missing from a hike [Subject walked out on own on 5-13-19]

5-11-19 Northern NH – 21 year old male missing from hike. [Subject remains missing]

5-8-19 Central VT – [Evidence located by NEK9]

5-7-19 Central VT – [Evidence located by NEK9]

5-6-19 Southern NH – 25 year old female missing from campground. [Subject located deceased by civilian]


April 2019

4-22-19 Southern NH – 50 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by NH F&G]

4-18-19 Northern NH – 11 year old boy missing from residence. [Subject located alive at convenience store]


2020

2020 Searches



November 2020

11-18-20 Central NH – Continued search for 22 year old missing male. [Subject remains missing]

11-17-20 Central NH – 22 year old missing male. [Subject remains missing]

11-15-20 Central NH – 63 year old male missing from residence [Subject located alive by NH F&G]

11-12-20 Central VT – Evidence search

October 2020

10-18-20  Southern NH – 57 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

10-11-20 Southern VT – 64 year old female missing from residence. [Subject walked out on her own]

10-9-20 Southern NH – 68 year old male missing from residence. [Subject walked out on his own]

10-1-20  Central NH – 19 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by NH F&G]

10-1-20  Northern VT – 50 year old male hunter overdue. [Subject walked out on his own]


September 2020

9-21-20  Northern VT – 57 year old male missing from residence. [Subject returned on his own]

9-3-2020  Southern NH – Evidence search [NEK9 on stand-by]


August 2020

8-10-20 Southern NH – Continued search for a 29 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NEK9]

8-9-20 Southern NH – 29 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive on 8-10-20 by NEK9]

8-7-20 Central NH – Continued search for a 81 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NEK9]

8-6-20 Central NH – 81 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located on 8-7-20 by NEK9]


July 2020

7-20-20 Central NH – 66 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NH F&G]

7-14-20 Southern NH – 52 year old male missing from hospital. [Subject returned home safe]

7-12-20 Central NH – Continued search for  56 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject remains missing]


June 2020

6-21-20 Central NH – 79 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

6-20-20 Central NH – Continued search for a 56 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject remains missing]

6-10-20 Central NH –  56 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject remains missing]

6-10-20 Southern VT – [Evidence located by NEK9]


May 2020

5-24-20 Central VT – 78 year old female missing from walk with dog. [Subject located alive by civilian]

5-21-20 Central NH – 70 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by FD]

5-16-20 Central NH – 13 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by civilian]

5-4-20 Northern NH – 58 year old male missing from hike. [Subject located alive by NHSP]

5-2-20 Central VT – 76 year old female and dog missing from walk. [Subject and dog located alive by NEK9]

5-1-20 Central VT – 76 year old female and dog missing from walk. [Subject and dog located alive 5-2-20 by NEK9]


April 2020

4-26-20 Northern VT – 32 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]

4-17-20 Central VT – 39 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

4-14-20 Southern NH – 70 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by civilian]

4-3-20 Southern VT – 39 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]


March 2020

3-18-20  Northern VT – 31 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by civilian 4-19-20] 


January 2020

1-15-20 Southern NH – 23 year old female missing from residence. [Subject returned home on her own on 1-18-20]


2017

2017 Searches


December 2017

12/2/17 Northern VT – Continued search for a missing 47 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]


November 2017

11/30/17 Southern NH – 58 year old male missing from work. [Subject located deceased by civilian searcher 12-02-17]

11/6/17 Northern VT – 47 year old male missing from residence. [Subject remains missing]

11/4/17 Southern NH – Unknown person yelling for help in wooded area. [NEK9 on stand-by. Case resolved by NH F&G]

11/4/17 Central NH – 16 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased]


October 2017

10/16/17 Central NH – 23 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by NH F&G]

10/2/17 Northern VT – 67 year old female missing from residence while visiting from out of state. [Subject located alive by VSP, VT F&W]


September 2017

9/23/17 Central NH – 75 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NH F&G]

9/12/17 Northern VT – 29 year old female missing in river since 2/29/2017. [Subject remains missing]


August 2017

8/29/17 Central NH – 77 year old male missing while searching for his lost dog. [Subject located alive by NEK9]

8/16/17 Central NH – 77 year old male missing from residence. [Subject returned on his own]

8/5/17 Southern NH / Northern MA – 23 year old male missing from vehicle since July 23. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]


July 2017

7/31/17 Southern VT – 46 year old male missing while hiking. [Subject located alive on trail by LE]

7/30/17 Central NH – 75 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

7/15/17 Northern NH – 63 year old hiker missing from tent site. [Subject located deceased on 7/20/17]

7/13/17 Southern NH – Possible plane crash [Crash site located before deployment- one subject, deceased]

7/3/17 Northern VT- 52 year old female missing from residence. [NEK9 located evidence on 7/3/17- subject found deceased on 7/5/17 in water where NEK9 dog alerted]


June 2017

6/27/17 Southern VT- 80 year old male missing with dog from residence. [Subject and dog located alive by LE]

6/24/17 Central NH – 16 year old male missing with dog during hike. [Subject and dog located alive by NH F&G]

6/2/17 Central VT – 39 year old male missing from campsite. [Subject located alive by VSP]


May 2017

5/15/17 Northern VT- Continued search for 23 year old male. [Subject located deceased by Stowe Mountain Rescue]

5/14/17 Northern VT- 23 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased 5/15/17 by Stowe Mountain Rescue]

5/10/17 Central NH – 24 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NH F&G]

5/4/17 – Central VT- continued search for 27 yr old male. [Subject located alive by hunter out of search area]

5/3/17 Central VT- 27 year old male missing from residence. [Evidence located by NEK9]


February 2017

2/9/17 Central NH – 10 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]


January 2017

1/4/17 Northern VT – 23 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by civilian on 1/5/17]

2016

2016 Searches


December 2016

12/26/16 Northern VT – 42 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject remains missing]

12/20/16 Central VT – 20 year old female missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by VSP divers]


November 2016

11/26/16 Northern NY – 58 year old hunter missing from camp. [Subject located deceased by LE on 11/27/16]

11/21/16 Central VT – 45 year old hunter missing from vehicle. [Subject located alive by VSP]

11/19/16 Northern VT – Continued search for 72 year old hunter. [Evidence located by NEK9, Subject located alive 11-20-16 by Border Patrol]

11/18/16 Northern VT – Continued search for 72 yr old hunter.

11/17/16 Northern VT – 72 year old male hunter missing from vehicle.


October 2016

10/23/16 Northern VT – 16 year old missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

10/17/16 Central VT – 4 year old male and his dog missing from residence. [Subject located alive]

10/17/16 Central NH – 75 year old female and her dog missing from walk. [Subject and dog located alive by NEK9]

10/16/16 Central NH – 14 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE in another town]

10/8/16 Central VT – 96 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by FD]

10/8/16 Southern NH – 7 year old female missing while hiking. [Subject located alive by FD]


September 2016

9/26/16 Northern VT – 58 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located  deceased by LE]

9/25/16 Central NH – 64 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]


August 2016

8/24/16 Central NH – 82 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

8/21/16 Central NH – 74 female missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by LE]

8/4/16 Central NH – 81 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by civilian]


July 2016

7/17/16 Central VT – 42 year old male missing from event. [Subject located alive in another state]

7/8/16 Central VT – 37 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by civilian on 7/9/16]


June 2016

6/29/16 Central NH – 20 year old male missing from retreat. [Subject located in another town alive]

6/25/16 Southern VT – 16 year old male missing from residence. [Subject returned to residence on his own]

6/23/16 Southern NH – 32 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]

6/16/16 Northern VT – 12 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by civilian]

6/4/16 Northern NH – 80 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]


May 2016

5/28/16 Southern VT – Adult male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by civilian]

5/27/16 Central NH – 14 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]

5/24/16 Northern NH – Continued search for 47 year old male missing while hiking. [Subject located deceased 5/28/16]

5/21/16 Northern NH – Continued search for a 47 year old male missing while hiking. [Subject located deceased 5/28/16]

5/17/16 Central NH – Continued search for 77 year old male. [Subject located deceased by NEK9]

5/16/16 Central NH – 77 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located deceased by NEK9 on 5/17/16]

5/15/16 Northern NH – 62 year old male missing while prospecting. [Subject walked out on own]

5/14/16  Northern NH – Continued search for 47 year old hiker. [Evidence located by UV/NEK9. Subject found deceased 5/28/16]

5/12/16 Northern NH – 47 year old hiker missing from lodge. [Subject found deceased 5/28/16]

5/1/16 Southern NH – 88 year old male missing from residence. [Subject located alive by LE]


April 2016

4/24/16 Central NH – 38 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by NH F&G]

4/12/2016 Central NH – 68 year old female missing from residence. [Subject located alive by NEK9]


March 2016

3/11/16 Central VT – 40 year old male missing from vehicle. [Subject located deceased by LE]

3/10/16 Northern NH – Continued search for 14 year old female. [Subject located deceased by LE]

3/9/16 Northern NH – 14 year old female missing from School. [Subject located deceased by LE]


February 2016

2/4/16 Southern NH – 80 year old male missing while walking. [Subject located alive by civilian]


January 2016

1/14/16 Central VT – 31 year old male missing from residence. [Subject contacted LE on 1/16/16]

Lostproofing

Outreach


“Lostproofing” Program

NEK9 has a strong commitment to educating children and adults about how to be safe in the woods. We talk to children about how to “lostproof” themselves; and if they get lost, how to stay safe.  

NEK9 uses a 12-minute video called, Lost but Found Safe and Sound™ (produced by the Association of National Park Rangers). This 12-minute, professionally produced video is designed to show children, ages 4-12, what to do if they become lost in remote areas such as parks or forests. It follows the actions and thinking of 7-year-old Kelly, who sets out on a long-awaited hike on a beautiful day in the woods with her parents and brother. She runs ahead, gets separated from the rest of the family and becomes lost. Kelly is found safe by a search dog after spending the night in the woods.

After the video, the presenter will discuss the video with the children and how NEK9 is utilized on searches. If space and weather allows, the presenter will do a demonstration on how our dogs find missing people.

Our presenters can tailor the presentation to children and adults at all levels of experience and understanding.This presentation includes information on the hikeSafe “There and Back” safe-hiker education program supported in NH and VT

Contact us to arrange a presentation that is free of charge but a donation in any amount is most appreciated.

 

 

 

General

General Public


We offer an entertaining and educational presentation and live demonstration of Airscent Search Dogs to general audiences. Whether you are a charitable or business organization or a senior center, the pictures, search stories and of course the dogs make a great 45 – 60 minute program. There is no charge (though a donation of any amount is most appreciated). Please contact us at info@nek9sar.org for more detailed descriptions and to schedule a date.

 

 

Our Mission

Our Mission


To provide, without cost, trained search and rescue personnel and K9s to the law enforcement agencies of Vermont and New Hampshire to assist in their efforts to locate lost and missing persons.

Search Skills

Search Skills


NEK9 is an airscent K9 team with over 37 years of search experience. At most  search calls, we provide 5-10 K9 teams with field assistants/medical support from the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team (UVWRT). In addition to K9 teams, we provide our own radio communications, computer support, mapping software, and live GPS tracking. Each team searches a minimum of 80-160 acres in the first shift of 3-4 hours. Teams are managed by an Operational Leader (OL) who works closely with search management.

All of our teams are certified in finding both live and deceased subjects located on land, under water and snow and in debris. Teams are proficient at man-tracking, clue awareness and crime scene preservation.