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Incorporated in 1948, Seattle Mountain Rescue is a volunteer organization of seasoned alpinists dedicated to saving lives through search, rescue, and mountain safety education. It specializes in mountainous terrain searches and high angle rescues, primarily in King County, Washington. It is a fully-accredited member of the Mountain Rescue Association and the King County Search and Rescue Association.

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How Prepared Are You?

Whether it’s checking to make sure you have your 10 Essentials for a short day hike or creating an itinerary with an emergency contingency plan for a multi-day overnight camping trip, ensure you take the proper precautions before heading out. Far too many of our rescues could have been avoided.

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SMR spent the last two days searching off trail, the technical terrain, and the White River around Mt. Baldy and Pinnacle Peak in Enumclaw for this missing person. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate him or any clues about his disappearance. At this point, the search has been suspended until further notice. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

A big thank you to the community and The Soup Ladies that came out to support the search. The food, snacks, and water was much appreciative and a massive help having so many citizens going door to door to help with the search.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, please contact the numbers below or the King County Sheriff's Office.
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Mandee O-EsterPlease keep looking for Fred! Thank you for all that you do. All be heading there in a few hrs to look all day. What determines for a search to be cancelled?6 days ago   ·  1
John SmithGood effort. Was there a point last seen?5 days ago   ·  1
Shannon Lee GroganThank you for all that you do. Prayers he comes home and to the family6 days ago   ·  2
Joseph DarnellGotta love those soup ladies! They supported a search I attended a few years ago. Nice to have good grub and hot coffee! 😎6 days ago   ·  2
Monica BainterThank you for your help.6 days ago   ·  2
Mia Hankins McDonaldThank you for all you've done. We will continue the search6 days ago   ·  3

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Gaining a better appreciation for search and rescue can make you a safer and more confident hiker. After all, at some point you might be the one in need of help. And in that moment, your knowledge of who to call, when to expect help and what to do while you wait could just save your life.

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