1/7/2017 Storm Support
Marin deployed four members to assist in the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during a strong projected storm. Members assisted in the Plans section. The storm ended up being weaker than predicted for marin and the EOC was closed aget a 12 hour night shift.
1/10/2017 Storm Support
23 Marin SAR members assisted with EOC plans sections support and also staffed two crews that were deployed during heavy rains and flooding. One group responded to Mill Valley and provided emergency sandbagging and assisted several homeowners. Another group responded to Ross Valley where the Corte Madera Creek went above flood stage and assisted agencies in that area. Once the rain subsided later that evening, teams were released.
1/25/2017 Missing Hiker - Dias Ridge - Cancelled
SAR was called to help with a search for a missing hiker. As the team was being paged out, the subject was located by a ranger in good condition and returned to her vehicle.
2/12/2017 Novato Evidence Search
Marin SAR assisted the Novato Police Department with an evidence search following a reported assault that occurred. Members searched a large area on either side of Novato Creek and found several potentially relevant clues. 19 members responded.
2/18/2017 Pt. Reyes Evidence Search
Point Reyes rangers requested SAR to respond and assist with an evidence search after human remains were discovered off of Platform Bridge Road in rural West Marin. The area was thoroughly searched with assistance from Sonoma County SAR. Several potential clues were located. 25 members assisted.
2/20/2017 Storm Support
2 Marin members assisted in the EOC and 2 teams of 10 people were put on standby for another projected strong storm in Marin. Based on the actual storm track and impact to Marin, SAR was no longer needed.
3/10/2017 Woodside Missing Person
A 56 year old woman went missing near the town of Woodside in San Mateo County. The San Mateo Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid assistance. The subject was hiking with her dog near Skyline boulevard and didn’t return to the rental house where her husband and son were. 70 SAR personnel from various agencies searched all day Saturday with no find. 26 Marin members responded.
3/11/2017 Woodside Missing Person
15 Marin members returned to assist in the search. Teams were deployed and asked to search drainages leading off of Skyline Boulevard near where there were several sightings from two days prior. A short time into the days search, the subject, along with her dog were located stuck in a deep drainage. Multiple agencies assisted with the carryout. Overall the subject was on good condition but was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
3/14/2017 San Francisco K9 Evidence Search
Marin SAR’s K9 team assisted the San Francisco Medical Examiner with an evidence search near the UCSF medical center. 4 members responded along with 2 dogs and methodically performed a search. Several clues were passed on to investigators.
3/19/2017 Vallejo Missing Person
Marin SAR was activated Saturday evening, March 18th through mutual aid to assist in the search for missing 26 year old Lexus Dupaty. Ms. Dupaty, an at-risk Vallejo woman went missing Friday evening after she was last seen. Dupaty suffers from a mental disability, which impacts her ability to care for herself. Solano County SAR led the search which included agencies from CARDA, BAMRU, Contra Costa SAR, Vallejo PD, Napa SAR, Sonoma SAR, Yolo SAR, San Mateo SAR, Sacramento SAR, and Marin SAR. Search management plus indications from CARDA’s K9 teams suggested the highest probability search area would be in the Columbus Parkway and Lake Herman Road quadrant. After a 7:30 A.M. briefing Sunday morning, teams were deployed into the field including ATV’s, ground searchers, a fixed wing plane, K9 units, and patrol cars. At approximately 2:00 P.M. a call was received by Vallejo PD that a person matching the subjects description was seen walking along Lake Herman Road. A patrol car was dispatched and 15 minutes later Lexus Dupaty was reunited with her family. Although having spent two cold nights out by herself Lexus was physically ok but was transported to the hospital for further observation.
3/19/2017 Vallejo Missing Person
While teams were still searching for the first missing person (see above), a second person was reported missing in Vallejo. Members were assigned to this new search as they became available and conducted a detailed interview of the subjects family. A short time into the search, the subject was located in good condition in the area.
3/19/2017 Pt. Bonita Stranded Hiker - Cancelled
Marin SAR responded along with Southern Marin, CHP and the US Coast Guard to assist a kayaker who got stuck on the rocks near Pt. Bonita. As SAR was en route, the subject was hoisted by a CHP helicopter and was uninjured.
3/27/2017 Fairfax Missing Person - Cancelled
20 members were responding for a missing 92 year old male in Fairfax who had been missing for two hours.. As the team was mobilizing, law enforcement units in the area located the subject.
4/3/2017 Bolinas Missing Person - Cancelled
Marin SAR was requested by the Bolinas Fire Department to assist in the search for a missing 83 year old subject with dementia. As the team was mobilizing, the subject was located. 18 members were responding.