Types of Searches


The MARK9 team performs six types of searches: wilderness, urban, disaster, water, scent-discriminatory and cadaver.

  • Wilderness  - Searches located in a wooded/forested area
    • Examples searches
      • Missing Hikers
      • Overdue Hunters
      • Child lost in the woods
      • Runaways
  • Urban - Searches located in a suburban/city location
    • Example searches
      • Alzheimer/Dementia Walkaway
      • Child lost in neighborhood
      • Collapsed Building
  • Disaster - Searches following a natural disaster
    • Example searches
      • Tornado
      • Hurricane
      • Flood
  • Water - Searches locating drowning victims
    • Example Searches
      • Lake/River Drowning
      • Locate victims in up to 240 feet of water, and narrow  search area down to 30 feet
  • Scent-Discrimination - Searches looking for a specific person, often using a piece of clothing for the scent article.  
    • Example Searches
      • Alzheimer/Dementia Walkaway
      • Child lost in neighborhood
  • Cadaver - Searches locating human remains
    • Example Searches
      • Locating a possibly buried subject
      • Locating a possibly drowned subject
      • Locating a possible suicide victim