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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

SAR sets rare winter training



SAR IN THE SKY: Klickitat County Search and Rescue personnel have trained in a range of challenging scenarios, including rescue from a wind tower.

Klickitat County Search and Rescue (SAR) is gearing up for an extra recruiting and training cycle this winter and is looking for a few good men and women.

The group works as an extension of the Klickitat County Sheriff’s office and responds to around 25 calls for aid per year on average. Sometimes the calls are simply for help locating a hiker who has gotten turned around in the woods. Other times, lives hang dramatically on the brink, and survival depends completely on the training and bravery of those who volunteer their time with the rescue outfit. Regardless of whether you are a mountain climber, a computer whiz, an amateur radio operator, or just like the idea of helping those in...

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