The search was far from professional and highly disorganized. For a group thats been around for quite some time my interaction with them will be my first and last.
Lack of proper planning
Searchers were delayed a day of searching because monica had not investigated the site prior to our arrival.
- Lack of sufficient communications for the searchers.
Searchers could not reach command on the radio - It presented a huge safety problem.
Any K9 handler will tell you when working a K9 you want to work them either early in the morning or later in the evening - not mid day when its over 100 degrees out.
Lack of support personnel and supplies
Water and supplies ran out and were not replaced
No EMS support - when you have folks out in the field you need to have proper support.
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Oklahoma on the Hope Meed search
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They lack training and professionalism - If at all possible searches should be done by trained local resources