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Merseyside SAR

Who are we? Merseyside Search and Rescue (Reg Charity No. 1166213) are trained volunteers who search for your missing loved ones. At present we can only be called by Merseyside police. Read more

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Search Exercise Eastham Woods

Last night twenty team members, comprising ops control and three trained search teams assembled for an exercise in locating and interacting with a despondent person, utilising our Samaritans training and search skills as well as giving the newer trainees their first go at search and rescue radio comms following the previous theory session. Everyone did very well. Read more

SAR Exercise Otterspool

A couple of images from training last night during a break in the wind and rain. As the Land Search team for Merseyside, MerSAR train regularly and in all weathers for any event requiring our aid and the training programme reflects the urgent and pro-active nature of the SAR environment. The exercise involved a medical evacuation of a simulated casualty using a basket stretcher and relay carry-out procedure. Read more

Search Exercise Bidston Moss

MerSAR conducted a surprise search exercise last night. Team members were alerted via our callout system without prior notice, arrived at the search area as soon as possible with multiple potential casualties missing in fog. Thanks to Chris, training officer, for a very good exercise practicing search techniques. Some probationary trainees who hope to become team members were also able to take part. To maintain our many related skillsets we regularly practice communications, incident, radio and decision logging, and search planning under ... Read more

RAF Burtonwood Heritage Festival 2017

Some more photos from the Sunday at the #Team999 event at Burtonwood Heritage Festival 2017. Over the weekend team members were also present at a Merseyside Police event in South Liverpool and the Wirral 10K Run and Half Marathon. MerSAR at the #Team999 display, RAF Burtonwood Heritage Festival. Read more

Search and Rescue Training Exercise

The team train every Monday night: Please see our Facebook page on the right for more details. Read more


Our primary purpose is to search for high risk vulnerable missing people on Merseyside. Because of the geography of the county this often involves searching near to bodies of water and we therefore dedicate significant time to building the already considerable skills and experience of team members in this area.   Read more

Search Literature

Search techniques, planning and operations skills and knowledge are regularly reviewed and updated within the team. In addition to the statistical reference materials at our disposal, MerSAR utilise a range of books and other reference materials that represent best practice in various disciplines with the goal of providing the best possible service to missing people on Merseyside. Read more

Wirral in Bloom Festival 2017

Many thanks to the organisers of the Wirral in Bloom 2017 event and to all festival-goers who donated to the team.   Read more
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