Yakima County crews helping in mudslide search efforts

YAKIMA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE -- Yakima County Search & Rescue has been requested to assist in the on-going operation in OSO WA.

At approximately 5 P.M. last night the Washington State Emergency Operation center contacted Yakima County SAR along with several other Counties that have the specialized K-9 groups certified in HRD. (Human Remains Detection).

Yakima SAR has several such dogs with certified handlers. One team headed out last night, to begin operations at 6 A.M. this morning, with two more teams leaving later today.

The Yakima teams will be part of the "Washington Search team 1" based out of Darrington, WA.

Darrington is one of two Base camps set up for this large scale operation.

Crews are expected to be searching through the weekend.