On call every hour of every day
100% Volunteers with zero pay and reliant on public donations
Highly trained to national standards of Lowland Rescue
Saving lives across Merseyside and surrounding areas
About us

Our dedicated volunteers are always prepared to locate high-risk missing individuals throughout the region.

Merseyside Lowland Search and Rescue is a team of passionate volunteers dedicated to helping the community in times of crisis. Our volunteers give up their free time to assist the Police in locating high-risk, missing, and vulnerable individuals. But that’s not all – we also provide a voluntary Fire Team that helps helicopters land at our base, the Emergency Services Training Centre, where they provide urgent medical care in the Hyperbaric Chambers.

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100% dedicated volunteers, we cannot function without your help.


A disappearance should be reported immediately if the person is felt to be at risk or unsafe.

About us

We provide Merseyside Police with specialist search teams and equipment to assist locating high risk, missing people across Merseyside.

Our Team

Our Team generally consists of recruits, SAR Tech’s, Team leaders, Medic’s and Bankside Technician’s.

Where do we cover?

While our primary focus is on providing search and rescue services across Merseyside, Merseyside Search and Rescue is also ready to assist any other Lowland Rescue Team throughout the UK when needed.


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St helens

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Liverpool & wirral

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Operational Roles:

We proud to have a diverse team of skilled volunteers, including 4×4 operators, bankside searchers, bicycle searchers, and confined space operators, among others. Our team’s wide range of capabilities enables us to respond effectively to any situation, providing essential support to our community when they need it most.

Search Technicians

Team Leaders

Search Planners

Search Managers

Drone Searchers

Bankside Searchers

Bicyle Searchers

4×4 Operators

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Charity Details

Registered Charity Number: 1166213

Emergency Services Training Centre

2 East Street



CH41 1BY

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