Members of several Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) underground search and rescue (SAR) teams visited Cerro Gordo in May, 2022 to conduct underground training in the Union Mine and Safegard Tunnel.
Cerro Gordo’s extensive underground workings of more than 25 miles of tunnels, stopes, winzes, raises and drifts provided a unique training opportunity for these elite SAR team members to practice their skills in an unfamiliar location.
The training was coordinated by the Friends of Cerro Gordo (FOCG) and Brent Underwood.
The training was recorded by LASD photographer Otis Sanders. Watch the video HERE.