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Vaccination POD Support #2 1/10/2021

1/10/21-1/30/21 -Marin SAR was asked to support the County of Marin's First Responder Vaccination program. The team had two people working on the Coordination Committee for the Office of Emergency Services, helping to set up and manage the vaccination site. SAR also had many volunteers working shifts at the site to help get First Responders, Healthcare Workers, and other essential workers vaccinated. This POD delivered the first and second dose of the vaccine.

Missing Person Covelo, Mendocino 1/14/2021

On January 14th, Marin SAR deployed 9 members to assist Mendocino SAR with the search for a missing man last seen on his remote property in Northern Covelo on 1/5/21. Teams were deployed into the field and located several significant clues. Unfortunately the MP was later found deceased by search teams.

Battery Rathbone Evidence Search - Marin Headlands 1/23/2021

Marin SAR was requested by GGNRA to assist in a day long technical evidence search off the cliffs near Battery Rathbone. 16 members completed four rope evolutions, systematically searching a cliff face that dropped 400ft to the ocean.

Terra Linda Missing Dementia 2/13/2021

On Saturday February 13th, Marin SAR was requested by San Rafael PD to assist in the search for a missing 80 YOF with dementia from a long-term care facility. As 37 members were responding to the scene, she was located by a San Francisco paramedic due to the BOLO alert.

K9 Evidence Search - Marin Headlands 2/17/2021

One MSAR K9 team was requested by GGNRA to assist with an ongoing criminal investigation. The K9 team was tasked to look for scent specific evidence relating to this case

Fairfax Evidence Search 2/17/2021

MCSO Coroner requested a MSAR response to assist with an evidence search in an area where human remains were located in the Marin watershed.

Indian Valley Missing Woman 2/18/2021

Marin SAR was requested to assist in ongoing search efforts for an at-risk 73 year-old female hiker who went missing this afternoon near the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus. The overdue hiker was likely missing in the surrounding hills. A hasty search of the campus area found no clues. 30 Marin SAR members responded to the scene. They joined COM Police, Novato PD, and Marin County Sheriff deputies in the search effort. Ground and E-Bike search teams deployed at 7:45 pm. A search team located the missing person at 9:10 p.m., in need of medical assistance. Novato Fire responded and after evaluation, they transported the hiker off the mountain to a waiting ambulance, then to a local hospital.

San Rafael Missing Man 2/25/2021

42 SAR members and a trailing K-9 team deployed to assist San Rafael Police for a missing 72 year old male at risk in the downtown area of San Rafael. Ground and E-bike teams covered a wide area while identifying surveillance cameras. After covering a wide area with no find, clues came in that indicated he likely was no longer in the area. The K9 team identified a probable direction of travel, which was later confirmed. Eight hours later the subject surfaced at a family residence out of the immediate search area.

China Camp Evidence Search 2/28/2021

Marin SAR assisted the MCSO in an evidence search around the area where a body was located in China Camp State Park. 29 members responded, searching a 10 acre area for about 4 hours.