Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, members of Clay County Sheriff's Search and Rescue are on call to assist the county's residents and visitors who find themselves in need. They also answer calls for mutual aid from neighboring counties.
They assist in the recovery of deceased subjects, aircraft related beacon searches, support of criminal investigations with evidence searches, disaster response, and general logistic support of Sheriff's Office personnel.
The team is trained to use specialized equipment to handle a variety of emergencies such as car-over-the-side accidents, downed aircraft, swiftwater rescues and other wilderness medical emergencies. The team is also highly proficient in search operations for missing children and lost hunters.