Nevada County Search and Rescue Volunteers are called out to about 30 searches a year, although last year was a bit more busy. So Far this year they have been out on 15 searches the latest one was just on Fathers Day when two people out hiking and camping together got separated in the Sierra.
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Nevada County sheriff’s Search and Rescue coordinator Sgt. Sam Brown says finally the man was able to get a cell phone signal and called for help. Search and Rescue did a full call out of volunteers and canvassed the area looking for the man and he was found uninjured.
Search and Rescue is an all volunteer organization that relies on donations to help them pay for the training and equipment needed to operate. Recently they were able to upgrade towers and two way radio equipment thanks to $25,000 in donations last year. Search and Rescue also operates three academies a year. Sgt. Brown says the training is endless.
Sgt. Brown says they are also adding a single track and an Equine team this year.
This Saturday Nevada County Search and Rescue volunteers will be in front of stores in the Pine Creek Center, Fowler Center, Gold Country Center, SPD markets, KMart , Rite-Aid and Grocery Outlet and at CVS in the South County for their Stuff the Pack fundraiser.which runs from 9 am to 5 pm.