22-42 Missing 34 YOF Nevada County 10/23/2022
Marin SAR was requested to provide Mutual Aid assistance in the search for a missing 34 YOF in Nevada County. MP was last seen on 9/19/22. 8 Marin SAR members responded, and were divided into three teams. Teams were assigned to search steep, heavily vegetated areas on the hill above the river. After completion, the teams were redeployed and completed a second steeper assignment above the river where several drainages were searched. No significant clues were located and teams were released.
22-41 Atherton Evidence Search 9/16/2022
Marin SAR was requested by Novato PD to assist in a search for clues surrounding GPS coordinates. 37 members responded and were deployed into a 40-acre search area. Many possible clues were located and assessed by LE and K9 teams. After search efforts, teams were released.
22-40 Gaviota Search Santa Barbara 9/7/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist in the search for a missing 29 YOM who was last seen hiking on 9/4/22. With high temperatures, MP’s girlfriend had reported symptoms of heat exhaustion and was extracted by helicopter while the two were hiking together. MP had reportedly diverted to seek help 10 Marin SAR members responded and were deployed as three teams. At approximately 0930, the MP was located, deceased. Marin teams were recalled, debriefed, and released.
22-39 Labor Day PSAR Day 2 9/5/2022
With high temperatures predicted, 5 Marin SAR members responded to the Mt. Tamalpais area to assist with possible incidents. Members deployed on both Ebikes and as ground teams. Members responded to several incidents, including a hiker with a broken ankle, two hikers with heat exhaustion, many under-prepared hikers without water, and a motorist reported over the side of Shoreline Highway. All incidents were resolved and members were released.
22-39 Labor Day PSAR Day 1 9/4/2022
Due to expected high temperatures, 5 Marin SAR members, forming two teams, patrolled Mt. Tamalpais to assist recreators in the event of distress. Members assisted with several medical incidents, a missing juvenile, and a motorist with a disabled vehicle. All incidents were resolved and members were released.
22-38 Sierra County Missing Mountain Biker Search 9/4/2022
Marin SAR received a Mutual Aid request from Sierra County to assist with the search for a missing mountain biker, last seen on 9/3/22. An initial hasty search by local resources yielded no notable clues. Marin SAR members arrived on scene and set up a CP where several members took on overhead The remaining Marin members were deployed as a Ebike team, and a ground team. The ground team hasty searched trails. The Ebike team was assigned to search an area of cliff bands which were a primary area of focus due to a fatality that had occurred the previous year. The Ebike grid searched just below the trail, where they located the MP’s bike. One member rappelled down the steep terrain below the bike where the MP was located deceased. A request was made for a long-line hoist-capable helicopter. Ground teams were diverted to the location of the find, where several members rappelled into the canyon to assist with the recovery. Concurrently, several members, hiked 5 miles back to the CP to retrieve technical equipment Eventually the helicopter arrived on scene and completed a successful hoist recovery operation. Members in the canyon were raised back to the trail and returned to the vehicles then were released.
22-37 Kirby Cove Rescue Assist 10/28/2022
Marin SAR was alerted of several people stranded in the area of Kirby Cove.. 4 Marin SAR members responded from an ongoing training, and began searching Rodeo Cove and Rodeo Beach. Responding resources were notified by USCG that subjects had been located and extracted by a local fishing boat.
22-36 Truckee Prosser Missing 16YOF Wave 3 10/12/2022
16 Marin SAR members responded. Several Marin SAR members assumed roles in management and Plans where they wrote plans for the following OP. Almost 230 searchers were briefed and deployed within an hour. Marin teams completed roadside searching, and grid searching as well as assisting in air operations. The following day several Marin members assisted with another assignment and then departed. Investigations and search efforts were continued with local resources.
22-36 Truckee Prosser Missing 16YOF OP4/OP5 10/8/2022
Nevada County SO requested Mutual Aid for a missing 16 YOF last seen leaving a party early on 8/7/22. . 28 members responded, and deployed five Ebike teams as well as three ground teams. Ebike teams covered terrain and several off-trail areas, covering up to 25-35 miles. Several notable clues were investigated by LE. Neither the MP nor the vehicle was located.
22-35 Westwood Dementia 8/8/2022
At approximately 0235 on 8/8/22, Marin SAR was requested to assist in the search for a 91 YOF with Alzheimer's, An initial search by Novato PD of the surrounding areas resulted in the MP’s walker being found. As members arrived, teams were deployed to search the immediate area around the walker. Several minutes later, a team located the MP alive and well in an unlocked utility van about 100’ from where the walker had been found. Teams were recalled, debriefed, and released.
22-34 IVC Missing 80YOF 8/6/2022
Marin County Open Space requested Marin SAR to assist with the search for an elderly, missing hiker near the College of Marin Indian Valley campus. The MP had left her home on the previous day, to go hiking, and was subsequently reported missing by family members Using the “Find my iPhone” feature, authorities were able to locate MP’s car parked at the IVC parking lot. Open Space began a hasty search, with SAR resources being requested shortly thereafter. As members arrived, a CP was established, and assignments were created to continue the hasty search. Members were deployed into the field, along with COM PD, SO Drone Team, SO Patrol, and Open Space units. SAR members utilized Ebikes and a UTV, along with ground teams. Sonoma SO Henry 1 conducted aerial searching of the surrounding area. At approximately 1630, a ground team located the MP in a drainage 150 above a trail. The team requested medics and a litter for carryout, and a successful carryout was completed members were released.
22-33 Bolinas Trail Rescue 7/24/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist with a trail rescue on a mountain bike trail Two SAR members rode E-bikes from the top of the trail, in order to access the PT, a 59 YOM with a severe spinal injury sustained from a mountain bike crash, Marin SAR assisted with the carryout. As other members arrived on scene they routinely switched out with the litter team, and a walking belay was occasionally utilized in steep sections of the trail. Marin SAR was released after the completion of the two-hour carryout.
22-32 Missing 74YOM Dementia Rd 20 Mendocino OP5 7/26/2022
6 members responded and deployed as a single team, with one member assigned to be a flanker for a dog handler. Along with several K9 teams, the Marin team c was assigned two assignments covering areas surrounding where a K9 had followed a scent during OP4. No significant clues were located and Marin SAR was released.
22-32 Missing 74YOM Dementia Rd 20 Mendocino OP4 7/25/2022
5 members from Marin responded and deployed as a single team, with two assignments, one covering the side of a hill, and the other a steep drainage. No significant clues were located Marin teams were released.
22-32 Missing 74YOM Dementia Rd 20 Mendocino OP3 7/23/2022
7 members from Marin responded and were deployed as a single team to search several large drainages No significant clues were located.
22-32 Missing 74YOM Dementia Rd 20 Mendocino OP2 7/22/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist Mendocino with the search for a missing 74 YOM mushroom hunter with dementia. Marin teams deployed three teams, searching two steep drainages, but were unable to locate any significant clues.
22-31 Kentfield Evidence Search 7/20/2022
MCSO requested SAR to assist with an evidence search following an altercation between two people involving a stabbing on 7/19.. SAR was asked to search the surrounding area for a weapon and evidence that may have been dropped as the suspect fled. Marin SAR deployed four teams, three of which searched streets and paths for any clues or evidence. The fourth team utilized metal detectors to search the area immediately surrounding the incident site. Several items belonging to the victim were found.. Resources were released after 1400.
22-30 Alpine County PCT Carryout 7/14/2022
Marin SAR resources, who had been at a nearby training, were requested by Alpine County SAR to assist with a trail rescue in progress in the area of Meiss Meadows. 7 Marin SAR members responded to the scene, where they were briefed by ACSO. Marin SAR members joined ACSO units and helped to package the patient and complete a 2-hour carryout. All SAR resources were released at 2050.
22-29 Cataract Technical Rescue and Carryout 7/11/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist with a carryout and technical rescue on the Cataract Trail for a 72 YOM who had fallen 60 feet down a slope into a drainage. t the patient, who was initially AOx4 with multiple abrasions, quickly became AOx2,. After several unsuccessful hoist attempts by CHP H32, an extended ground extrication operation was initiated. SAR members assisted fire units with a short lower and raise, packaged the patient, and completed the carryout
22-28 Trail Rescue - Rocky Ridge 7/10/2022
While at a training exercise, SAR was requested by MMWD to assist with the response for a female with a leg injury near Rocky Ridge Fire Road. Two members responded by E-bike and met rangers at the scene. SAR members treated and assisted her to MMWD’s UTV for transport.
22-27 Putah Creek MP 7/9/2022
Marin SAR was requested by Solano County SO to provide overhead resources for the continued search for an MP who was thought to be in the river and has been missing since 7/3/22. Previous efforts included dive teams and K9 teams with assistance from CARDA. MP’s boots were located, with no other additional clues. Four Marin SAR members responded and aided in remote planning. Two members assisted with Marin County SO’s ROV. No additional clues were located. Marin SAR members were released.
22-26 Missing Siskyiou Mountain Biker - OP 3-5 6/23/2022
Marin SAR was requested as a mutual aid resource for the missing mountain biker,, near McCloud in Siskyiou County. The MPt was last seen on 6/25 riding his bike. The MP would frequent the surrounding trails,, and has a heart condition that had worsened in recent weeks. Teams from Siskiyou had previously searched the surrounding trails and area but were unable to locate any clues. Marin SAR provided 3 Ebike teams, flankers, and a ground team for the third operational period. Ebike teams were tasked with searching logging roads and possible hidden trails that the MP may have been building. K9 teams searched areas near Mud Creek, and possible mountain bike trails. No clues were located during OP3. The next day, search efforts continued with Marin providing more flankers and three ground teams. Ground teams searched a large area that MP’s friends indicated may have a high POD. Teams were unable to locate any clues, however, another team in the field was able to locate the MP’s bike and clothes, and immediately grid-searched the surrounding area. No more clues were located. Marin teams returned home. On Sunday 6/26, Siskyiou requested another wave of mutual aid resources. 14 members from Marin responded. Marin formed two teams which searched the area Southwest of where the bike was located, searching to the Northwest in the afternoon. No significant clues were located. Resources were released. Siskyiou decided to continue with local resources on a continued, limited basis
22-25 Missing Elderly Female - Marinwood 6/14/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist with the search for a missing 83 YOF with dementia. SAR Teams were deployed at 0530 in areas immediately surrounding the MP’s apartment and LKP, with the creek nearby as an additional focus. As teams were preparing to begin a neighbor called to report that the MP was with her. A SAR member was able to talk with the MP, who didn’t have much memory of the previous evening. The MP was in good condition and reunited with her daughter.
22-24 Corte Madera Missing 10YOM 6/7/2022
Marin SAR was requested by Central Marin Police Authority (CMPA) to assist in the search for a missing 10 YOM. This was the same MP as an earlier search (22-14 on 3/31/22.) 45 SAR members responded. 4 members began creating plans remotely. Teams were deployed as CMPA continued investigations into the MP and the places he frequented. Shortly after teams had been deployed, a member of Marin SAR located the MP on a bench alive and well. The MP was turned over to CMPA who reunited him with his mother.
22-23 Palomarin Trail Rescue 5/14/2022
On Saturday 5/14/22, Marin SAR was requested to assist Marin County Fire with a trail carryout near Bolinas. . The patient was approximately 2 miles up the trail with a knee injury. 5 SAR members responded from a training, as well as Bolinas Fire, Pt. Reyes NPS, and Sonoma County Sheriff’s Henry 1 Helicopter. While Henry 1 was circling the scene, they received a report of a second missing hiker calling for assistance further up the trail. Henry 1 located the second patient who was stuck in a heavily vegetated drainage, also with a knee injury. SAR arrived on scene and assisted with a carryout. CHP H30 responded for the first patient while Henry 1 set up for a long line rescue of the second patient. Both patients were eventually transported to the parking lot. SAR members were released and returned to training.
22-22 Poison Springs Biker Rescue 5/14/2022
Marin County Fire and Marin SAR responded to a report of a high-speed mountain bike crash. a 23 YOF had a traumatic injury and uncontrolled bleeding with a makeshift tourniquet applied. 3 SAR members responded directly from a nearby training . CHP-30 also responded l and was the first to arrive on scene, conducting a primary assessment and treating. Fire and SAR assisted the patient to H30 and transported her bicycle . The patient was flown to the awaiting medic.
22-21 Willow Camp Fire Road Trail Rescue 5/7/2022
Immediately following the callout for the trail rescue on the Cataract Trail, Marin SAR was requested to assist with another carryout on Willow Camp Fire Road. With resources already in the area, 7 members responded to the scene with a State Park Ranger. , the patient had an ankle injury. SAR members splinted her leg and completed a patient assessment. Team members then assisted Marin County Fire loading the patient. Members were then released.
22-20 Cataract Trail Rescue-Canceled 5/7/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist Marin County Fire with a trail carryout involving a hiker with a lower leg injury. 13 members responded, Marin SAR’s response was canceled due to sufficient resources on scene.
22-19 Marin Headlands Plane Crash 5/6/2022
MCSO was contacted by USCG concerning a reported plane down in the area of Kirby Cove. The US Air Force had received an emergency beacon activation in the area of Slacker Hill, just above Kirby Cove . MCSO and NPS were the first to respond and performed preliminary searching. Marin SAR was alerted regarding a possible assist with a recovery. The plane was located by NPS several hundred feet below the summit of Slacker Hill . Two victims were located deceased. Marin SAR was asked to stand down due to the need for extended investigations. Marin SAR was reactivated in order to assist with the extrication, recovery, and carryout of the two victims. 20 members responded, were briefed and assigned roles. A single line rope system was built as extrication efforts were ongoing. stabilization of the plane was completed by securing the tail section using two ropes and pickets. Victims were turned over to the Coroner’s office, a demob and debrief was initiated, then SAR members were released.
22-17 Stranded Hikers Muir Beach 4/19/2022
On 4/18/22, US Park Police received a 911 call from stranded hikers who were reportedly about half a mile South of Muir Beach. NPS Rangers and Sheriffs attempted to locate the subjects, but were unable to do so. Marin SAR was requested to assist with the location of the subjects. 12 members responded and teams were deployed along the cliff bands and shoreline, with Fire resources assisting. At 02:45 am, a deputy came into contact with subjects, who were uninjured. A SAR team joined and assisted with guiding the subjects out along the coastline. About an hour later, teams returned to the parking lot and were released.
22-16 Missing 62YOF Mill Valley - Vehicle Search 4/11/2022
Marin SAR was requested by Mill Valley Police Department to assist in the search for a missing and likely despondent 62 YOF and her vehicle. Following a ping on her cell phone, 16 Marin members helped canvas a large area in Southern Marin. A few hours into the search, a member located the vehicle and on-scene teams were dismissed when MCSO, MVPD, and fire arrived.
22-15 Missing 85YOM - Oakland Hills 4/10/2022
20 Marin SAR members responded to a Mutual Aid request in Alameda County for 85 YOM last seen on April 5th. The MP is an Alzheimer's patient and has been known to walk away from his house often returned by neighbors. Limited hasty searching was done on nearby roads and the golf course in the days following his disappearance . Marin arrived for a 08:00 briefing with 3 members joining overhead and one assigned to transport in SAR 3. Marin was assigned to 4 ebike teams and two ground teams. teams completed several assignments . Several teams returned to the CP around noon, and received new assignments as ground teams. At 13:40 an Alameda ground team found the subject in a deep ravine requiring a technical rescue. Marin and Alameda County members quickly formed a Rescue Group . Two members descended into the ravine and joined the CARDA handler and ground team that had made the find. A rapid trauma assessment was completed. Meanwhile, the Rescue Group above began to assemble the litter and rigging Oakland Fire arrived and took over the technical rescue operation . Around 14:30 CHP helicopter H30 accepted the mission. Once on scene, they lowered a medic, and. hoisted the subject and flew to a nearby park where he was ground transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. The rescue team returned to the CP and was released at 16:00.
22-14 Larkspur Missing Juvenile 3/31/2022
Marin SAR was requested by Central Marin Police Authority to respond to a missing 10 YOM in Larkspur after being separated from his mother. 36 members responded and once on scene began a hasty search and remote plans. Scent articles were collected, and 9 teams including E-bikes, ground teams with thermal imaging binoculars, and 1 trailing K9 were deployed in the field.Following direction from the K9 interest, the subject was located. He had no medical complaints, but was just cold, and was brought back to the command post to reunite with his family. Teams were debriefed and released at 02:30 after a quick debrief/demob with the many thanks of CMPA and the family.
22-13 Fairfax Missing Person 3/30/2022
Marin SAR was requested for a missing 80 year old woman with dementia in Fairfax. 21 members were responding when a Deputy located the MP soon after the SAR callout.
22-12 Placer Green Valley Trail 3/12/2022
Marin SAR was contacted to provide mutual aid support for OP2 of a search in Placer County for a 26 year old woman who was described as despondent and had been missing overnight on Friday. 8 Marin SAR members responded, Marin was split into two Type 1 teams, each given large and rocky drainage areas to search all the way down to the river. In the late morning, the MP was located by a K9 team near the main trail about halfway down to the river. Teams were recalled and released by 1300 while the recovery operation was still ongoing with local resources.
22-11 Mendocino 8-Mile Bridge Mutual Aid-OP9 3/11/2022
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office requested mutual aid support for the ongoing search for a missing hunter near the Eel River. Marin previously participated in OP3, OP4 and OP5 in late 2021. SAR teams from Mendo, Napa, Sonoma, BAMRU, and San Mateo participated, along with a CHP helicopter that conducted an additional river search for clues. The 9 responding Marin members were broken into three field teams, plus one overhead and one UTV transport driver. One field team was assigned to search the (much lower) river route from the general area of the LKP to the 8-Mile Bridge. The other two teams were tasked with checking high-risk areas of two large private parcels south of the river. No significant clues were located.
22-10 Foresthill Missing 69 YOM 3/8/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist in the search for an elderly male in remote Placer County where the MP’s vehicle had been located. 18 Marin SAR members deployed, and camped overnight and then searched on Wednesday. Members fielded five teams who each did two assignments with many members participating in a third and final assignment push at the end of the day. No important clues were located.
22-09 Marin City Evidence Search 3/8/2022
Marin SO requested Marin SAR for an evidence search in relation to a homicide of an 18-year-old in Marin City. MSAR responded with 12 team members. The team arrived at 15:15 and was briefed by SO, then transported to the scene escorted by SO. After splitting into two teams, the team grid searched approximately 1 acre including a parking lot, cars, and two areas with deep grass. No significant clues were located.
22-08 Lost Trail Trail Rescue 3/5/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist Marin County Fire Department with an injured hiker on the Lost trail above Muir Woods. H1 and H32 also responded and assisted with the subject. MCFD treated and packaged the patient who was hoisted off the hillside and transported to Throckmorton Ridge where she was transferred to ground transport. Shortly after being requested, MSAR was canceled, however one MSAR member made it on scene and assisted MCFD before cancellation.
22-07 SLO Search 2/26/2022
While Marin SAR supported a training course for the California State Guard in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff SAR approached the team about a large area evidence search in progress and the need for a large number of resources in the remote Carrizo Plain. The missing elderly male adult who was last seen two weeks earlier by his trailer home surrounded by desert. The remains were potentially spread over a wide area. This was the first callout of the State Guard for a SAR mission. On Saturday morning seven Marin SAR joined 64 members of the State Guard along with ten members of San Luis Obispo SAR. Eight teams were deployed to cover close to 200 acres. Shortly after teams were deployed several human remains and clothing articles were located. At approximately 1 PM a critical find was made and the search was suspended.
22-06 Muir Beach Overlook Search 2/11/2022
Marin SAR was requested by the National Parks Service to assist in the search for a lost fisherman in the area of Muir Beach. On 2/10 a planning meeting was held to support a search of the area on Saturday. However, following new information from the family, three Marin members deployed to the place last seen and were able to locate the MP. Henry 1 arrived on scene soon after and conducted a long line extraction.
22-05 Missing 36 YOM Hiker, Sierra Buttes 2/5/2022
Marin SAR was requested for a missing hiker last seen near the summit of the Sierra Buttes the same morning. Two Marin SAR members responded to the scene while 4 additional members drafted remote plans. The two members on scene assumed incident command and communications roles. Search teams assigned to the cliff band below the place last seen located the subject in the afternoon and a recovery was completed.
22-04 Missing Hiker, Rock Creek, Plumas Co 2/4/2022
2/4/22 - Missing Hiker, Rock Creek, Plumas Co. Marin SAR responded with 24 members to Plumas County to assist in the search for a missing overnight camper in the Rock Creek area. Teams faced long hikes to assignments and very challenging terrain with burn scars and steep cliff bands. Teams covered the accessible areas of their assignments but the subject was not located.
22-03 Cataract Trail Rescues 1/22/2022
Marin SAR responded for an injured hiker with an open ankle fracture on the Cataract Trail. As the first member began hiking up to the patient, he encountered another female hiker with a severe ankle injury. As additional SAR members arrived, they headed up with a second litter and wheel. In total, 20 Marin SAR members responded and both patients were extricated in about 1.5 hours.
22-02 Missing Despondent youth in Corte Madera 1/15/2022
Marin SAR was requested by Central Marin Police for a potentially despondent youth. Marin SAR was mobilizing teams at the ICP, with 44 members either on scene or en route, when the subject was located by a police officer.
22-01 Santa Cruz Technical Rescue - Canceled 1/3/2022
Marin SAR was requested to assist with an extended technical rescue and carry out in Santa Cruz County. 18 Marin SAR members were en route but were canceled due to additional support on scene.
21-45 Placer County Missing Skier Northstar 4/27/2022
Marin SAR was requested by Cal OES to assist in the search for a missing skier at North Star SkiResort in Placer County. Two Marin SAR members already in the Tahoe area responded to the scene. After a risk assessment, members decided to proceed with searching. The subject reportedly wore no beacon, but Recco was utilized. Due to heavy snow conditions, searching was slow and arduous. No significant clues were found.