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The Skagit County Volunteer Search and Rescue (SAR) Program provides the county with the presence of highly trained and skilled members to assist in the location and rescue of missing and lost individuals who may be injured or in dangerous conditions and are unable to rescue themselves.  Rescues and searches occur from the salt water of Puget Sound to the backcountry of the North Cascade Mountain Range. Established in 1956, it has become an integral and irreplaceable part of the community for the past 52 years. The Skagit County Search and Rescue Program is directed under the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. 600 S 3rd St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273  Phone: 360-416-1993

SAR Sergeants
Sgt. Greg Adams – SAR Coordinator
Sgt. Brian Morgan – Marine SAR Coordinator

SAR Deputies
Deputy Kyle Wiggins
Deputy Eric Moore
Deputy Ken Devero
Deputy Terry Esskew
Deputy Paul Wolfe
Deputy Craig Mullen

  Our dedicated and highly skilled volunteers that respond to the call for service include:

Ground Skagit County Ground Search and Rescue
(to include CareTrak) (SCGSAR) Skagit County K9 Search and Rescue Skagit Mountain Rescue Unit (SMRU)
East County Water Rescue (ECWR) Skagit Bay Search and Rescue (SBSAR)
Skagit Technical Water Rescue (STWR)

  4 Rivers Search and Rescue
  ORV Search and Rescue
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES)
Associates Civil Air Patrol US Navy Coast Guard Washington State
Emergency Management Division
Search and Rescue Skagit County Emergency Management

Each group has representatives(s) that are members of the Skagit Search and Rescue Council. Established in 1999, the council is a community oriented and volunteer based non-profit organization that seeks to preserve life and health through training, search and rescue techniques and proactive education. Skagit County Search and Rescue Groups can also request funds through the council for training personnel or purchasing needed equipment. The Skagit Search and Rescue Council relies 100% on donations made by the general public and is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

If you are interested in joining one or more of our dedicated and skilled groups above, or have any further questions about the program, please contact:

Tina Bobbitt, SAR Volunteer Coordinator | Phone: 360-416-1853 



Sgt. Greg Adams

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