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Unsung heroes: Hill County Search and Rescue looking for volunteers


November 28, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Perry Atchison, divisional commander with Hill County Search and Rescue, floats around prior to the Polar Plunge Saturday at Town Square in Havre. Atchison and Quartermaster Derek Eldridge both wore a new type of ice rescue suit during the event. Hill County Search and Rescue is looking for some new people to join the organization.

The Hill County Search and Rescue president said the organization needs more volunteers to be able to effectively carry out its operations.

Hill County Search and Rescue, or SAR, was founded in 1988 and stands by its motto, "These things we do so that others may live."

"We're the nicest group of people you never want to meet because if we're there, something's gone extremely bad in your day," SAR President Paul Nugent said

Nugent started work in the Hill County Sheriff"s Office in the 1990s and joined the SAR team back then. He said he has also spent time with the state SAR and has been...

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