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Yakima County SAR Heads to Oso to Assist With Rescue Efforts

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Yakima County Search & Rescue is now assisting with the landslide rescue efforts in Snohomish County. Yakima County Search & Rescue is now assisting with the landslide rescue efforts in Snohomish County.

YAKIMA, WA - Yakima County Search & Rescue is now assisting with the landslide rescue efforts in Snohomish County.

Around 5 p.m. Thursday the Washington State Emergency Operation Center contacted Yakima County SAR who has specialized K-9 groups certified in "human remains detection."

One Yakima SAR team headed out Thursday night to begin operations at 6 a.m. on Friday. Two more teams plan to leave later on Friday.

The Yakima teams will be part of the "Washington Search team 1" based out of Darrington. Darrington is one of two Base camps set up for this large scale operation.

Crews are expected to be searching through the weekend.

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