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Hear It Again: Seattle Mountain Rescue

In April, Soundside sat down with David Dunphy of Seattle Mountain Rescue to talk about their mission, and their new headquarters in North Bend.

When the best laid plans go south, and you're stuck in the wild either lost or hurt, Seattle Mountain Rescue springs into action to get you home safe. The volunteer team covers a vast area from Seattle city proper to the Cascades, and after 70 years they're finally close to getting a new base of operations in North Bend.

Host Libby Denkmann spoke with David Dunphy, a volunteer with Seattle Mountain Rescue (SMR). Dunphy explains that a few decades ago, the group could expect roughly 30 rescue missions a year. That number is now 100, and the volunteer-led organization is looking to build a new base of operations in North Bend to help.