SHERIFF RECOGNIZES MASON COUNTY SEARCH & RESCUE AT MONTHLY BREAKFAST
Sheriff Casey Salisbury hosted members of Mason County Search and Rescue as well as local emergency room doctor, Dr. Dean Gushee, at the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino. Mason County Search and Rescue members were being recognized for their recent recertification and Dr. Dean Gushee served as key note speaker talking about his experiences as medical support on a National Geographic expedition in Antarctica.
Lieutenant Travis Adams spoke about Search and Rescue and the work they do to be re-certified. “The members of Mason County Search and Rescue provide an invaluable resource to our community, bringing our lost and injured citizens home safely and skillfully.”
Mason County Search and Rescue recently received their three-year state re-certification showing competency in areas such as first aid, communications, search tactics, safety, and navigation to name a few.
Dr. Dean Gushee shared photos and videos of his 2011 expedition with National Geographic photographers to Antarctica to record and study emperor penguins and their avoidance tactics to leopard seal predation. During his month-long encampment among the penguins, his team experienced two leopard seal close-encounters neither of which ended in injury. Dr. Gushee’s program titled, “Hitchhiking to Antarctica” highlighted the challenges and multi-jurisdictional approaches taken to make an expedition like that possible as well as the hardships such as lack of food and supplies they overcame to reach their goal.
The monthly Law Enforcement Breakfast draws together first responders from multiple agencies in the region including fire, medical, legal, and law enforcement personnel as well as retirees and public-minded citizens. Keynote speakers are invited to address topics affecting communities, public service, and current trends.