DOLA encourages outdoor enthusiasts to have a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue Card

DENVER – Wednesday August 30, 2017 – The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) reminds Colorado residents and visitors that wilderness hikes and adventures are exciting and beautiful, but accidents may happen. County sheriff department volunteers have conducted many difficult search and rescue missions already this summer and are preparing for Labor Day weekend and the Fall. These dedicated volunteer teams work throughout the state year-round to help people who are lost, hurt or in danger, and the cost of a mission can run into the thousands of dollars.

When you are planning to participate in the wide variety of outdoor activities our state has to offer, consider purchasing a Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR) card.

By purchasing a CORSAR card you are contributing to Colorado’s Search and Rescue Fund, which reimburses these teams for the costs they incur during the rescue. This is not an insurance card – search and rescue teams will always come to your aid.

The CORSAR card enrollment costs just $3 for one-year, and $12 for five-years, and can be purchased at over 151 retailers across the state. You can also purchase them online at: http://bit.ly/2qMBRl8

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