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Kent Search And Rescue

Member of Lowland Rescue Charity No. 1091181

Callouts:

This Year

61

To-date

1030

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Thank you for all those who have been out searching the areas around Sandwich for Lucas today.

We would like to state that due to deteriorating weather conditions we will not be tasking any further searches by members of the public today. We can confirm that the emergency services will be continuing searching until last light and we thank you for your understanding.
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Kent Search & Rescue

MISSING BOY: Specialist and experienced search and rescue teams have resumed the search for 6-year-old Lucas Dobson this morning.

A public briefing will take place today at 10am at Sandwich Fire Station, Ash Road CT13 9HZ to allow people to understand how best to support the search operation today.

To report anything related to the search to the police, please call 101 quoting 17-766.

Updates here: https://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/incidents/?entryid2=21806
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Good Morning supporters. We continue to search for Lucas today. All our members are volunteers and KSAR as a charity receives no government funding. Our volunteers don’t just put the hours in when searching, they are highly skilled, which comes via hundreds of hours training. Once the training and searching finishes, all our equipment needs cleaning, sorting and repacking. So for one hour dedicated to search there are tens of hours behind the scenes. The public support has been amazing and we have been blown away. Thank you! #volunteers #searchandrescue #kent #sandwich #searchforlucas ... See MoreSee Less

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Kent Search and Rescue is a member unit of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (Lowland Rescue).

At a local level Kent Search and Rescue have established an excellent relationship with the Kent Police Authority and great links with Kent Ambulance ServiceKent Fire Service and HM Coastguard.

Kent Search and Rescue is registered with the Kent Voluntary Sector Emergency Group (KVSEG).

Our volunteer members are spread throughout Kent and sometimes beyond, giving us the broadest level of cover across the county.

We are always looking to recruit more volunteers as Kent is a large county and local knowledge can be extremely helpful for a successful search.

Registered Charity No. 1091181 Kent Search And Rescue (Lowland) - view Charities Commission listing


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Lowland Rescue is a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting the emergency services in the search for and rescue of vulnerable missing persons.

Lowland Rescue's national role is to coordinate adequate arrangements for Search and Rescue services in the Lowland areas of the United Kingdom.


Purpose, Vision and Values of Lowland Rescue

Lowland Rescue Lowland Rescue’s PURPOSE to continuously develop skills to save lives when ‘every second counts’.

Lowland Rescue’s VISION to set the standard of excellence for ‘every inland search’ and rescue organistation and provide one cohesive voice.

Lowland Rescue’s MISSION to support the Emergency Services through delivering the highest standard of search and rescue and building our partnership at national and local levels.


Community Initiative - At Risk of Going Missing Form

Community work for Kent Search & Rescue is about reaching out to and working with the community through campaigns and programmes to help members of the public prepare for a member of the family or loved one possibly getting lost, taking all steps to preventing this in the first place and to provide peace of mind.

 

This form is to be used by carers to keep key details and information of the person they care for, which will be invaluable to them, Kent Police and indeed ourselves to help us find them should they go missing. View Form>

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