Mountaineer Area Rescue Group, Inc.Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference
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The Mountaineer Area Rescue Group performs wilderness search and rescue (SAR) in the Appalachian Region. We search for and, when found, stabilize and evacuate lost persons in wilderness and wildland-urban interface environments. On request, we also assist other agencies with missing person or other incidents requiring our inherent SAR capabilities.MARG has participated in many searches spanning north central West Virginia and surrounding states since its inception. Many times these missions are for children with autism, senior citizens with Alzheimer's, and hunters that have become lost in the woods. Our group is composed of experts in many fields including search management, wilderness medicine and communications
Since its founding in 1997 MARG has been called for over 350 missions, including 48 in 2012, 19 in 2013, 16 in 2014, and 25 in 2015.
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