Who we are

Isle of Wight Search and Rescue (WightSAR) is a voluntary organisation that assist Hampshire Constabulary and other agencies in searches for vulnerable missing persons on the Isle of Wight.


What we do

WightSAR provides properly trained and equipped volunteers to assist official agencies in searching for missing vulnerable people.  This includes the elderly, children and those deemed a risk to themselves.


What’s in it for you?

As an operational member of WightSAR you will be trained to the national SAR (Search and rescue) standard required by the police and other search and rescue agencies.  This includes qualifications in search techniques, first aid, map reading, radio operation, search planning and management.

This rewarding service enables people to play an active part in the community and helps others who are in need.

WightSAR welcomes any member male or female, who is medically fit can walk 5 miles in two hours, be self sufficient on a search, work as part of a team in a potentially challenging environment and provide adequate commitment to the unit.

We are members of Lowland Rescue 

Lowland Rescue was conceived and created in 1991, with the association of 4 original teams. Over the past 25 years it has grown into 36 Teams, with over 1800 professionally qualified Volunteers, covering over a third of the UK.

We are members of UKSAR, alongside Mountains Rescue and the RNLI, providing official Search and Rescue coverage “From Hill to High Water”, whenever requested. 

Registered charity number 1148563

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