Dozens of Utah search and rescue teams received more than $273,000 from a state fund last year to pay for equipment, training and searches for missing or injured people.
Just over half of the money reimbursed to a total of 25 counties was spent on equipment, according to an annual report released by the Search and Rescue Advisory Board. About $65,000, or 24 percent, paid for searches, and 19 percent, or about $52,000, was spent on training.
Cache County, the fifth busiest area in Utah for search and rescues since 1998, received the largest reimbursement for equipment last year. The county bought two 2009 Arctic Cat snowmobiles for $14,900 to replace older snowmobiles, said Sgt. Jake Peterson.