1/19/19 - Mt. Tam Stranded Hiker Assist
Five members diverted from a Saturday night navigation training to assist Sheriff’s Deputies and State Park Rangers to contact a hiker who found herself off trail on a steep portion of the Matt Davis Trail. She had called 911 and reported she was unable to move. Team member assisted in locating the patient, assisting her cross country and back to her vehicle.
1/25/19 - Covelo Abduction OP 11
Marin SAR was requested by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, to assist in follow up on a search from 2018. Twelve members along with three canines assisted in this search.
2/14/19 - Sausilito Mudlside
Southern Marin Fire requested human remains detection (HRD) canine teams for a mudslide that occured due to weather. Three members and two canines responded along with the Sheriff’s UAV team.
2/18/19 - El Dorado Missing Skiers
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s office requested mutual aid for two missing skiers in the backcountry. 8 Marin SAR members responded and while they were being briefed, the two skiers were located by a CHP helicopter. Marin members hastily set up a rewarming station and took over patient care when the missing skiers returned to the command post. They monitored and cared for them until paramedics arrived nearly an hour later.
2/21/19 & 2/24/19 - Stinson Beach Missing Person
Marin SAR was paged out for a missing person in the area of Stinson Beach. SAR members searched over two operational periods with over 40 members present, along with two canines. We also had assistance from water rescue craft from Southern Marin Fire, Stinson Beach Fire, and Marin County Fire. The missing person was later located deceased.
3/2 - 3/3/9 - Garberville Missing Children
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office requested Mutual Aid for two missing children in the Garberville area. 39 Marin SAR members responded and assisted in the search, many coming from our Mountain Rescue Reaccreditation Test. Members were deployed as field teams, overhead roles, and UTV teams. On the second day of searching, the two children were located alive and well!
3/21/19 - Missing Mill Valley Child
Mill Valley Police Department requested Marin SAR for a missing nine year old near the Mill Valley Rec Center. 47 members responded and as teams were being deployed, the child was located alive and well.
3/24/19 - Muir Woods Trail Rescue
While 16 members were returning from a backpacking trip in Pt. Reyes, they were dispatched to a trail rescue in Muir Woods. Members successfully completed the carryout.