rescue_patch Monterey County Sheriff's Office
 Search and Rescue 
So that others may live
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What We Do

MCSO SAR volunteers respond to an average of 65 emergency calls each year. Typical missions include:

· Wilderness searches for missing or injured hikers.
· Urban searches for Alzheimer's patients or lost children.
· Rescuing injured hikers in the backcountry.
· Swiftwater rescues due to flooding.
· Rescues or recoveries resulting from vehicles that drive off cliffs.
· Evidence or abduction searches for law enforcement.
· Searches for downed aircraft.
· Body recoveries of various types.
· Mutual aid searches during urban disasters.

Our team enjoys a close working relationship with all Monterey County Fire Urban Search and Rescue units; local, state, and federal parks and forest services; and local and state law enforcement agencies.



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