Canine Units Return from Oso Landslide

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two Jackson County search and rescue canine units have returned after helping in the Washington landslide. The teams arrived at the scene on March 31 to help search teams and worked three full days at the site. The dogs, Abby and Lily, are specially trained to track the scent of human remains. … Continue reading »

Search and Rescue Prepared to Help

MEDFORD, Ore. – The pre-holiday storm has Jackson County Search and Rescue on the lookout for people getting lost while hunting for Christmas trees. While most of their volunteers are assigned to the roads to help drivers and cleanup crews, SAR is geared up for people getting lost searching the woods for that perfect tree. … Continue reading »

New Tech Used in Missing Person Search

MEDFORD, Ore. – The search for missing Phoenix resident James Lutter is now over after rescuers found his body in an embankment Southeast of Cottage Grove. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, which coordinated the search, is calling it a sad ending to an unprecedented, multi-agency effort. The search was conducted with new technology that rescuers say, … Continue reading »