"We have our Boy Scout"

Radio report from the searcher who located 12-year-old Michael Auberry, the Boy Scout who went missing for days during a camping trip.

What is Utah County Search and Rescue?

It is a highly skilled and trained team of volunteers
who serve Utah County citizens and visitors.

Its purpose is to:

  • Cooperate with local first responders and law enforcement in locating and recovering victims whose life is in peril in Utah County's varied terrain.
  • Become the nation's premier SAR team through consistent training, support and education in mountain rescue skills, medical training and water rescue methods.
  • Serve the visitors and citizens of Utah County by providing rescue services at no cost to the victim.
  • Contribute to a safe community by conducting training and education experiences for youth and adults.

Utah County Search and Rescue

Utah County’s varied topography – tall mountains, steep cliffs, endless trails, deep caves, swift rivers, vast lakes – creates a natural paradise for outdoors enthusiasts of all kinds…until something goes wrong.

Changing weather conditions can lead to disorientation, hypothermia, and other dangers. Four-foot waves can whip up in minutes on Utah Lake. Vehicles can roll over or get stuck. Ankles can twist or break. Children can wander away and get lost. Hikers can suddenly find themselves in the middle of steep cliffs with no way up or down. Accidents of all types can turn a fun evening outing into a life-threatening ordeal.

That’s when it’s nice to know that Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue is ready to respond at a moments notice.

Search & Rescue Incident Map 2016-2019

The volunteers of Search & Rescue spend hundreds of hours each year donating their time and talents to rescuing folks from mountain cliffs, open water and well trafficked trails. Each rescue is unique and each person we rescue has a story to tell. The Search & Rescue team enjoy getting to know the wonderful people they rescue and follow their recovery (if they are injured). The team really cares about what happens after they are taken to the hospital or flown in a helicopter to emergency care.

Review the map and see where the Utah County Sheriff Search and Rescue team has been the past few years.