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Rescue system requires a buy-in from hikers

Sheriff's office new search system uses RECCO search technology


Last updated 4/30/2021 at 9:45am

Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

A new helicopter-based search system is expected to help rescuers search 250 acres of backcountry in as little as six minutes, using RECCO technology that is available to outdoor enthusiasts.

Hikers, climbers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts who wear RECCO reflectors may be more quickly found, if they end up lost in the wilderness.

The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office and the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team's two-part system features an active detector, which is carried by the helicopter; and a passive reflector, which is carried by the person needing rescue.

The RECCO refl...

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