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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/04/2020 09:45 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/04/2020 09:45 AM
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Another Successful Search and Rescue Mission as Team Deployed for Lost Person Near Sourgrass

Dorrington, CA...On September 29th, 2020, at about 3:30 PM, a person contacted the Calaveras County 911 Dispatch Center to request assistance. The person (44-year-old male) stated they had become lost while fishing upriver of the Sourgrass recreational area. The missing person gave his general location to dispatchers by using the GPS feature on his cellular telephone. Unfortunately, the cellular device did not allow for further communication during the search effort due to a dead battery. The Calaveras County Volunteer Search and Rescue Team, Calaveras County Deputies, and a California Highway Patrol Helicopter were dispatched to the area to search for the lost person. Due to the fact that the incident was in Tuolumne County, the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office was contacted while the emergency response was started. The most efficient route for access to the area was determined to be by way of Calaveras County.

Due to the fading daylight and limited visibility due to smoke, the CHP helicopter had to depart from the search before sunset.

A command post was established to coordinate the search efforts and to provide support for the searchers. At about 8:00 PM the missing person was located by ground searchers in a remote and heavily wooded area near his last known location. The missing person was assisted back to the closest roadway and then transported in an off-highway vehicle to the command post where he was evaluated by emergency medical staff.

After being evaluated for any immediate medical needs, the person was provided with food and water before being driven back to his vehicle. This concluded the search and rescue event.

As a Sheriff’s Department's volunteer arm, the Search and Rescue Team is the primary agency responsible for searching for people who have become lost or injured in off-road and rural areas of Calaveras County. The team is trained for many disciplines ranging from providing medical aid to high angle rescue, and they respond in every type of weather and the most challenging terrain environments. The Search and Rescue team is part of the California Mutual Aid System and assists other California counties when officially requested.

The Calaveras County Volunteer Search and Rescue Team continually accepts applications to the team. Persons of all skill levels should contact Sgt. Stark 209-754-6500 or visit for more information. All training is provided.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-04 09:47:43   By: Anonymous
Send him a bill.

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    Posted on: 2020-10-04 10:09:39   By: Anonymous
    He was looking for Bigfoot

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      Re: Tool
      Posted on: 2020-10-04 10:22:40   By: Anonymous
      A lot of counties due in fact bill non county residents for rescue services as well as a vehicle accident response if they are at fault !! Time to step it up!!

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        Re: Tool
        Posted on: 2020-10-04 10:39:05   By: Anonymous
        So this answers my question yesterday about hearing a helicopter on my walk on upper Moran Road.
        Glad it turned out well.
        And no fire.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-04 11:01:40   By: Anonymous
these volunteers are a wonderful part of our Calaveras THANK YOU

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2020-10-04 12:50:10   By: Anonymous
    Yes. I'm very familiar with that area ever since my mom and dad lived by there for many many years. Thank you, SRS.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-10-04 12:46:44   By: Anonymous
Good news my fellow Democrats in arms, BLM has assassinated another fuking cop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Unfortunately the shooter was killed.
Now if Trump dies we can celebrate our victory in style knowing we'll have 2020 wrapped up. It's a beautiful time to be surfing on the BIG BLUE WAVE in California all the way to Washington DC

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    Re: you kidding me?
    Posted on: 2020-10-04 13:00:28   By: Anonymous
    No true Democrat would celebrate the death of a police officer.
    You are a troll pretending to be a Democrat.

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      Re: you kidding me?
      Posted on: 2020-10-04 14:27:07   By: Anonymous
      Support Calaveras Search & Rescue, GET LOST

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        Re: you kidding me?
        Posted on: 2020-10-04 16:54:34   By: Anonymous
        Survival tip. If go upriver to fish, walking downriver should get you back to your starting point.

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          Re: you kidding me?/\/\ Survival tip...
          Posted on: 2020-10-04 17:01:09   By: Anonymous
          Good tip and of course it makes sense!

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            Re: you kidding me?/\/\ Survival tip...
            Posted on: 2020-10-05 05:33:41   By: Anonymous
            Trout usually bite better fishing downriver.

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    Posted on: 2020-10-05 09:00:35   By: Anonymous
    Good News my fellow Republicans. Trump has issued all white Christian families a M16 assault rifle to battle the impending invasion of Obama’s negro army. In addition it is now standard we be allowed to wed our first and 2nd cousins to keep our superior genetics intact. And Trump has signed a order to ban all health food markets so the devil can’t make his way into our bodies!

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      Posted on: 2020-10-05 16:45:26   By: Anonymous
      You sir, are an idiot and an embarrassment to your mother.

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        Posted on: 2020-10-06 07:51:31   By: Anonymous
        ^Your mother loves me. Every other week. On her knees.

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