Monday, March 23rd, 2015
The outcome of the Noah Thomas search wasn’t what any of us wanted. However the SAR community pulled together and with the local and state resources, fielded a lot of people on a lot of tasks. Not only was I impressed by the SAR effort, I can’t say enough about the turnout from the local fire and rescue personnel. Working alongside those folks and their knowledge of the area and the outpouring of support from the surrounding agencies was impressive to say the least.
I thought you may want to look at some initial numbers.
These will be updated as the data is compiled, however, This isn’t all inclusive:
The mission was started on 3/22 at 12:45 and ended 3/26 around 2100. I don’t have the total number of missions tasked out yet, however in that time frame there were 477 ground personnel, 303 volunteers, 25 staff, 22 dog teams and 2 equestrian teams for a total of 3064 manhours. There were over 6800 miles driven to and from the search, 15 individual SAR teams had members respond, 8 separate government agencies, 22 local agencies, and 14 groups of “Others”
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