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Heroes Among Us: On Call with Search and Rescue

TO THE RESCUE: Due to the rocky terrain in which hikers are often lost or injured, SAR teams use specialized equipment on missions. Photo courtesy of: Rich Shelton

By Riley Kuffner and Nate Vogel

December 5, 2013

It was the middle of winter and members of the Marin Search and Rescue (SAR) team treaded through the Mammoth Lakes backcountry, knee deep in snow. Junior Sean McGuinness took part in this training simulation required to maintain his certification with the Mountain Rescue Association. In addition to the tit...