Tacoma Mountain Rescue

Caduceus, PCSAR, TMRU

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a high angle and technical terrain Search & Rescue (SAR) Unit.

As State Emergency Workers, TMR work anywhere in Washington State and beyond.

TMR is a founding member of the North American Mountain Rescue Association and a pioneer in advanced life support (ALS) in the wilderness.

Mountain Rescue are the first call & last resort for help in the highest, most remote and most dangerous wilderness terrain. Our skilled team of volunteer mountaineers are regularly called on by the State Emergency Management Department to leave work & family to save lives 24/7/365.

TMR was founded in 1958 and is a founding member of the national Mountain Rescue Association which now represents over 95 teams across the United States and Canada.

TMR is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider that can give full scope medical care to patients in the backcountry. We have several emergency physicians and paramedics on the team. One of our ongoing projects is to build a network of wilderness trained physicians along the west coast of WA that can also provide mutual aid and improve our advanced medical coverage for all our missions. For more information and to sponsor this groundbreaking ALS program visit www.mountainmedicine.us.

TMR is a a 501(c)(3) registered charity and volunteer organization. We can only continue to do this work and save lives through your support for equipment, training & supplies.

Tacoma Mountain Rescue is a Charity.

TMR is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) charity with 0% admin costs.  Please donate online today or contact us about partnering and business sponsorship opportunities.  On behalf of the next lives saved – thank you!

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians

An amazing group responsible for much of our life-saving equipment, search vehicles, gear, and operational funding.

The Ben Cheney Foundation

A long time supporter of Tacoma Mountain Rescue, the foundation has provided funds for both of our Rescue trucks.

Puget Sound Energy

These guys do more than deliver gas and electricity, their assistance in getting a second truck allows us to deliver people to where we are needed.

Boeing

Thanks to Boeing for their kind donations and support of Tacoma Mountain Rescue.

Outdoor Research

Thanks to Seattle based Outdoor Research for the great gear and great discounts you give TMR unit members.

Wet Coast

Thanks to Wet Coast Brewing Company who support TMR through events held at their wonderful Gig Harbor tasting rooms.

You ...

As a charity, every year we struggle for funds for all the gear and stuff that keeps us ready to get to you on the mountain when you need us.

Tacoma Mountain Rescue News

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Members of TMR travelled overnight to Skagit County on Sunday to search high angle & technical terrain around the Hidden Lake Lookout trail.  Search efforts continue today.  We encourage members of the public to avoid the area to help preserve all possible traces of Mr Thomas Simonseths track. Knowing that the only people on the hill are either SAR teams or the subject greatly helps us do our work.  Thank you for your understanding.

Members of TMR travelled overnight to Skagit County on Sunday to search high angle & technical terrain around the Hidden Lake Lookout trail. Search efforts continue today. We encourage members of the public to avoid the area to help preserve all possible traces of Mr Thomas Simonseth's track. Knowing that the only people on the hill are either SAR teams or the subject greatly helps us do our work. Thank you for your understanding.UPDATE

Today Tuesday 5-25-21 we have multiple Search and Rescue Teams back up on the mountain conducting a slow and methodical search for Tom. We are hopeful that the ceiling will be clear enough to launch a helicopter to aid in the search efforts.

On Saturday, May 22nd at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an overdue hiker about 9 miles east of Marblemount. The hiker, Thomas Simonseth 66 year old male from Mount Vernon, had planned to take a day hike up the Hidden Lake Trail. He was expected to be home by 7:00 p.m. but had not been heard from since that morning. Two friends with mountaineering experience had hiked into the area to look for him but was unable to locate him. They spent the night hoping to continue their search in the morning. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office with assistance for Skagit County SAR and other county and municipal SAR groups from Western Washington began an official search on Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. The search continued throughout the day but the subject was not located. The Sheriff’s Office plans to continue the search again on Monday morning.

Please do not go up to the mountain and search. This is an active search with Search and Rescue Teams from all over the area in a coordinated effort to locate Mr. Simonseth.
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Huge, huge thanks to Washington Hikers and Climbers. Your donation & support keeps us trained, equipped and ready to go when you need us!

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