Placer County Volunteer Search and Rescue Host Fundraiser to Buy New Equipment

Search and rescue crews are a necessity in every community. It's an important resource that wouldn't be able to continue without donations.

For the first time, the Placer County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team set up a fundraising event.

Ninety volunteers spent the day raising money at the Fill the Pack event in Roseville. The goal was to collect $35,000 to buy specialized equipment among other things for search and rescue missions.

"It's certainly money we need," said search and rescue volunteer Bill Bohmer.

The group is made up of volunteers. They don't get paid for the lives they save but having extra money will also help them do their job better with more training opportunities.

One very thankful man paid a visit to crews at the event.

Hiker Cody Michael and his dog went missing in May in the Sierra and were rescued by search and rescue volunteers after three days. His mom, Dana, came out to show her support and said the job they do is very important.

Placer County Sheriff's Search and Rescue volunteers will be at the Fountains at Roseville until 9 p.m. Saturday collecting donations.