The Summit County Sheriff Search and Rescue is among the busiest in the state. During the summer season, it is not uncommon for the Search & Rescue to have multiple calls for service at the same time and have had as many as three major searches being conducted at the same time. The majority of summer searches are for overdue or lost persons. It can be very easy to become lost in the mountains of Summit County whether you're an adult or child. Please contact the Summit County Sheriff's Office immediately if you believe someone is missing so we can begin the response. The Search & Rescue is equipped with four wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, water/swift water rescue equipment, specialized water recovery equipment and watercraft. Our members who search on foot are our greatest resource. The Search & Rescue is assisted during summer searches by the Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau, other search and rescue organizations, as well as private organizations such as search dog and equine groups. Weather conditions change rapidly in Summit County.
Please be mindful of your surroundings, use common sense and let someone know of your plans while enjoying summer in Summit County.
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