Clallam County in Washington State is comprised of
over 180 miles of shoreline, a multitude of lakes and rivers, and
thousands of miles of wilderness area. The opportunity for outdoor
activity is bountiful as is the opportunity for outdoor emergencies.
Search and Rescue for lost, overdue, or imperiled
persons requires an emergency response. The rapid deployment of skilled
personnel at any time of the day or night, in fair, foul, or extreme
weather is the task of Clallam County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
(SAR). When incidents occur, every effort is made to bring together all
the critical elements of the search and rescue mission rapidly,
effectively, and safely.
With some of the most dense and unique forests in
the country, navigation can be a challenge for anyone not prepared for
ever-changing weather conditions. Year-round users of this area include
hunters, hikers, backpackers, mushroom pickers, cross-country snow
skiers, and snowshoers. With the inviting coastline of sandy beaches,
islands, rock, cliffs, and caves, many people are caught by rising
tides and changes in the weather.
Clallam County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue has the
equipment and trained personnel to effectively perform rescues in these
Clallam County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue
operates under the Patrol division of Clallam County Sheriff's Department.