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A Canadian Forces CH-149 Cormorant helicopter hoists a man from a Canadian Coast Guard cutter
A SAR cruiser of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service

Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over. These include mountain rescue; ground search and rescue, including the use of search and rescue dogs; urban search and rescue in cities; combat search and rescue on the battlefield and air-sea rescue over water.

International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is a UN Organization that promotes the exchange of information between national Urban Search and Rescue Organizations. The duty to render assistance is covered by Article 98 of the UNCLOS.


Search and rescue sections
Intro  Definitions  History  Types of search and rescue  International divisions of search and rescue responsibility  SAR by nation  Aircraft   See also    References    External links   

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A Canadian Forces CH-149 Cormorant helicopter hoists a man from a Canadian Coast Guard cutter
A SAR cruiser of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service

Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over. These include mountain rescue; ground search and rescue, including the use of search and rescue dogs; urban search and rescue in cities; combat search and rescue on the battlefield and air-sea rescue over water.

International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is a UN Organization that promotes the exchange of information between national Urban Search and Rescue Organizations. The duty to render assistance is covered by Article 98 of the UNCLOS.


Search and rescue sections
Intro  Definitions  History  Types of search and rescue  International divisions of search and rescue responsibility  SAR by nation  Aircraft   See also    References    External links   

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Definitions
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