MASON CITY, Iowa – North Iowa’s Community Emergency Response Team is looking for some special volunteers who can help provide a unique angle during a search.
Searches for missing people, like this one last July looking for Cloris Mehmen, who went missing in Plainfield.
Many times they’re done on foot. Those with North Iowa CERT are looking for those who could assist with those searches on horseback. They say a horse can provide better visibility and create minimal damage to the area being combed over.
“Horses are less obtrusive, able to get into trail areas that we might normally not be able to get into,” Steve O’Neil with Emergency Management said.
O’Neil asks that volunteers be at least 16 years old. He says the more people who sign up, the better.