Busy year for Mono County Search and Rescue

– Press release

This past year has been a busy one for the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Team. The all-volunteer team “dedicated to saving lives” has responded to 31 callouts in 2014. These incidents involved 41 subjects; all but one was visitors to the Eastern Sierra and Mono County. These incidents also included 15 searches and 19 rescues that resulted in over 275 volunteer team hours spent in the field.

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The SAR Team is so grateful for the support they receive from all our Mono County community members and want to thank those who also attended the Valley Uprising film screening and fundraiser held at Canyon Lodge. These fundraising events help this team in purchasing much needed equipment and providing necessary training for its members.

As the SAR team looks forward to the upcoming 2015 year, their needs are many as their resources are limited. The team hopes to upgrade their snowmobiles to newer models that can reach some of the snowmobilers that operate high-performance equipment. In addition, the team will be replacing their snowmobile helmets. The team also would like to replace some of their summer equipment including climbing gear and swift water rescue equipment.

If you would like to help the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team, there are two ways to do so. You may make a tax-deductible donation to support the team or you can become a member. Please visit our website for more information and the address to send your donations to. Mark your calendars now! The SAR Team will host an open house for prospective members on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00pm at their building in Mammoth Lakes (located next to Mammoth Lakes Community Water District). As this event gets closer, more details will be provided but please mark your calendars now!

The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team wants to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday season! For more information about the SAR Team, please visit www.monosar.org.

“The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team: We do searches and rescues at any time, in any weather, for as long as it takes, for free.”

Written and prepared by: Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer


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Sierra Lady
Sierra Lady
8 years ago

Thank you MCSAR for all you do, year round. I hope I never need you!!

Stay safe.

B. Richter

Eastside Bum
Eastside Bum
8 years ago

Interesting stats, regarding the one local resident vs out of area “visitor” incidents. It’s very telling, in that those of us who are lucky enough to reside here, we know our backyard pretty well. While we all hope to come home safely at the end of our excursions, a few… Read more »