About Cambridgeshire SAR

Cambridgeshire SAR is a member of Lowland Rescue. 

We align with Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, HM Coastguard, RNLI and other Search and Rescue services of the UKSAR Operators Group. Our area of operation covers everywhere “From Hill to High Water”.

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As a Lowland Rescue team we provide Cambridgeshire Constabulary with an emergency specially-trained team in the search for vulnerable high-risk missing persons. A vulnerable high-risk missing person could be a child, an elderly person living with dementia or even someone who is considering taking their own life. In each case, an emergency response is vital.

Cambridgeshire SAR is able to deploy various specialist resources including water-based search teams, bike search teams, drone teams and dog teams. The team is able to operate a fully self-sufficient search with its own radio communications, search equipment, IT and planning and mapping tools as well as full welfare support.


Nationally qualified Search Planners locate and prioritise search sectors; Search Operations co-ordinate and deploy equipment and personnel; Search Managers oversee the entire operation, coordinating with Police and other agencies for intelligence and resources such as Police or Coastguard helicopters, and ensuring that shift and succession-planning is in place for extended searches.


On the ground, Search Technicians and Team Leaders apply thoroughly drilled skills, knowledge and experience to search assigned sectors of all terrains efficiently and take care of the missing person when they are found.


To provide this professional service all team members are 100% trained to national standards and are all volunteers.

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