Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue – Kent


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

When are we available?  Our members make themselves available 24 hours a Day, 7 Days a Week and 365 Days a Year.

Who do we do it for? Kent Search and Rescue provides a service for the local community by responding to Kent Police, the Local Authority and other emergency services.

Why do we do it? To help find and rescue to a place of safety members of the public that go missing and are considered life in danger.

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


 In the last 10 Years we have been called out over 500 times 

 In the last 3 Years we have been called out over 200 times 

 In 2014 we were called out 82 times. Some searches involved over 1,000 search hours! 


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).

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. Click here to see how to get involved.


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

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

Click here to find out more about Lowland Rescue.