Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (CamSAR) is the Lowland Rescue unit covering our county, often also assisting sister teams in the wider region.
We are a specialist team, called upon by Police in the search for vulnerable missing people: a child, an elderly person suffering from dementia or even someone who is considering taking their own life. In each case, and many others, an emergency response is vital.
Our Search Technicians, Team Leaders, Search Planners, Operations Managers and Search Managers turn out at all hours of the day and night to respond to the missing person’s emergency.
Working closely with our Lowland Rescue sister units and our partners at the UKSAR level, every team member is trained to exacting national standards and undergoes yearly recertification through continual training. This ensures seamless interoperability when bringing in external resources to a Cambridgeshire incident or when responding to a mutual aid call elsewhere.
Available 24/7/366, the team is made up 100% of dedicated fully trained volunteers and receives no government funding, relying entirely upon one-off grants and individual donations – and team members’ own pockets – to continue to provide this service.
We are truly thankful to all those individuals, companies and other organisations that have supported us in-kind or with donations. To see how you might help, please look at our Supporters‘ section.