West Cumbria Search & Rescue provides specialist Search & Rescue services across Cumbria. We assist the Emergency Services in locating lost, missing & vulnerable persons.

  • We are made up entirely of highly skilled volunteer members.
  • Team members are on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
  • Skilled and equipped for Search, Pre-Hospital Medical Care and Water Rescue.
  • Our operational area covers remote rural locations such as the Lake District as well as urban areas such as Carlisle, Whitehaven & Barrow-in-Furness.
  • We work closely with Cumbria Police, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Maryport Rescue and HM Coastguard & SAR Lincolnshire.
  • We are members of the National Independent Lifeboat Association (NILA)We are a charitable organisation and receive no government funding.

The team comprises of members, trainees and supporters from all walks of life. However we all have one thing in common – the love of the great outdoors!

Most importantly we love serving our community