Hatch Graham, RIP

May 5, 1930—April 28, 2023 Hatch, who was born in Los Angeles and lived for the last several decades in Placerville, was considered a founding member of CARDA. His contributions will continue to have a ripple effect throughout the world of search and rescue. Among other accomplishments, he devised a […]

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An American hiker is missing in Japan.

Her family is retracing her steps. Kirk Murad feared the worst when he received a distressing call in early April: His wife, Patricia Wu-Murad, had been reported missing on a hiking trip in Japan, halfway across the globe. Murad, who lives in Connecticut, told The Washington Post his next decision […]

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The Many Rewards and Demands of Search and Rescue

June 1, 2017 “Canine search and rescue demands the ultimate partnership between a dog and a human. Dogs are fast, easily run up and down hillsides, and detect smells that people don’t even know are present. People can read a topographic map, follow the instructions of a search manager, administer […]

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