Our Search & Rescue teams are composed of highly trained and dedicated individuals that volunteer their time and expertise to assist local emergency services in finding the lost and missing. Since 2016, they have been working to reunite the missing with their loved ones.
Currently, our teams are located in Ohio, Arkansas, Illinois, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Virginia, Michigan/Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Team members are from Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist communities and have a commitment to hard work and attention to detail. Teams are equipped to be self-sustained, not placing undue burdens on the community dealing with the emergency.
Each team has a command trailer equipped with computers, mapping software, GPS units, a communications system (handheld radios and repeater), and more. We also have rescue boats with high-quality SONAR for water searches and rescues. When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, our rescue boats were kept busy rescuing 429 people from floodwaters.
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Each day an average of 136 people go missing in the United States. Many areas have limited resources available to respond to these incidents. To help fill this need, CAM launched our Search & Rescue operation in 2016 with highly trained and qualified persons.
While our primary focus is on search and rescue incidents that include wilderness and water, our teams also train for disaster response in both rescuing and searching here in the United States and other countries where assistance is needed.
Helping to search for lost and missing persons gives us an opportunity to reach out and touch the lives of people right here in our homeland. Our ultimate goal is to show the love and compassion of Christ to people in distress.
|Date||2023 SAR Incidents||Incident type||Team Involved|
|5/2/2023||Wellston, OH (child) *||Wilderness||OH|
|5/3/2023||Philadelphia, PA (bridge jumper)||Water||PA|
|5/6/2023||Bryson City, NC (hiker)||Wilderness||TN & VA|
|5/7/2023||Hartshorn, MO (dementia)||Wilderness||MO|
|5/8/2023||Hamden, OH (mental disability)||Wilderness||OH|
|5/9-11/23||Babylon, NY (drowning)||Water||PA|
|5/10-11/23||Ashbrook Landing, MS||Water||TN|
|5/11-13/2023||Namadji, MN (hunter)||Wilderness||MN|
|5/14/2023||Catawba, WI (girl)*||Wilderness||MN|
|5/17-23/23||Oyster Bay, NY (drowning)||Water||PA & OH|
|5/31/2023||Logan, OH (mental handicapped)||Wilderness||OH|
|6/3/2023||Bettendorf, IA (drowning)*||Water||IL|
|6/16-18/23||Hastings, MN (suicide)||Wilderness||MN|
|6/21-22/23||Lake Crescent, WA (drowning)||Water||PA|
|7/1/2023||Rogersville, MO (runaway)||Wilderness||MO|
|7/3/2023||Zanesville, OH (dementia)||Water/Land||OH|
|7/1,5,8/2023||Webbers Falls, OK (dementia)||Wilderness/Water||OK & AR|
|7/3/2023||Tampico, IL (water investigation)*||Water||IL|
|7/7/2023||Henryetta, OK (suicidal)||Wilderness||OK|
|7/7&11/23||Freeport, IL (suicidal)||Wilderness/Water||IL|
|7/17-18/23||Konowa, OK (teenagers)||Wilderness||OK|