KISAR Returns to Sharatine Mountain

Three years ago there was a group of construction workers trapped by bad weather atop Sharatine Mountain. KISAR successfully rescued these members, but the high winds scattered tents and other equipment all over the mountain.

On October 15th, in association with Kodiak Island Trails Network, KISAR members returned to clean up the site. Tom Walters with Maritime Helicopters sling-loaded the trash that the KISAR team collected.

The event provided our members with valuable experience with helicopter-borne searches and also handling of trail lines under a helo’s downdraft.

Afterwards, the KISAR members did some anchor setting and rappelling training.

KISAR ended up on the front page of the Daily Mirror. You can read their story, here.  You can see more pictures from the event at our Flikr Stream.

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Kodiak Island Search & Rescue (KISAR) is a non-profit organization whose objectives are exclusively charitable, scientific or educational. Specifically, our purposes are: To furnish highly trained volunteers and dog teams for search and rescue for the benefit and welfare of the community To organize and support the continuing education and training of volunteers, dog teams and support personnel in accepted search and rescue methods. To increase public awareness of search and rescue trained volunteers and dog teams and provide informational and educational programs and demonstrations to institutions, agencies and community organizations.
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