CUTLERVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) - A personal search and rescue equipment pack was stolen Thursday night, according to Kent County Volunteer Search and Rescue.
It happened while volunteers were looking for a missing woman along the railroad tracks in the area of 68th Street and Clay Avenue in Cutlerville.
A member's "24 Hour Ready Pack" containing about $300 worth of equipment was taken from his van, according to the Kent County Volunteer Search and Rescue Facebook page. The volunteer searcher discovered the pack was gone when he and his tracking dog returned to the van after the search.
The theft was reported to police.
The fully-loaded pack is a CamelBak, the group said. The volunteer had purchased most of the equipment inside himself. Some items were gifts from family.
"The Team is outraged and sadden[ed]. While we volunteer and at times take great risks, we certainly do not expect to have our gear stolen," the group said on its Facebook page.
The van was parked at the Subway on 68th Street near US-131.
The group is asking whoever took or found the pack to return it. They say no questions will be asked.
The woman for whom the volunteers were searching was found safe.
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