Search and Rescue Conducts Swift Water Training

Douglas County Search and Rescue Conducts Swift Water Training
Posted on 04/27/2022
Douglas County Search and Rescue Conducts Swift Water Training

Minden, NV- Douglas County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (DCSAR) Team continues to enhance its capabilities for supporting critical needs within Douglas County.  On April 24, 2022 seven members of the DCSAR team became qualified as Swift Water Rescue Technicians.  The DCSAR team members spent three days on the Truckee River learning new techniques and honing their swift water rescue capabilities.  This included watercraft usage, throw line deployment, boat flip recovery, and many other swift water rescue techniques.

DCSAR volunteers support search and rescue operations throughout Douglas County and support larger operations in neighboring counties.  Over the last eight months, the team has put in an average of just under 1,400 hours a month, including support for wildfire evacuations, rescue for people stuck in the pine nuts and near Leviathan Mine, and multiple lost skiers rescue.  They are a dedicated group and also train in rescue capabilities that include Swift Water, Technical Ropes, Wilderness First Aide, Winter Rescues and managing Lost Person Incidents.

DCSAR is always looking for qualified volunteers.  If interested, check out the team’s website at and follow the Join DCSAR link to learn what it takes to support your community.