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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Sheriff's posse receives search and rescue training

 

TeAire Baier | Special to The Gazette

The Whitman County Sheriff's Posse marches along during the Slippery Gulch 2021 parade.

ENDICOTT - The Whitman County Sheriff's Posse underwent search and rescue training last Saturday, June 12, at the Escure Ranch Recreation Area northwest of Endicott.

The lost hiker simulated search included eight equestrian riders, two ATV teams, and two base camp participants. Marv Pillers, of the Latah Mounted Sheriff's Posse, assisted.

The exercise included map reading, radio protocols, searching by a grid, running field teams and ATV, and equine safety.

"Equine mounted searches have many benefits as the horses are quieter than ATVs, can cover more ground on rougher terrain than search...



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