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.