Composite Search Groups
BSAR search groups are sometimes augmented by Police, park rangers or similarly skilled people. Welcome these additional searchers to your group.
On some searches a search group may be kept at or near base so they can deal with unexpected circumstances that arise. These circumstances may include a sighting from the air, a clue noticed by a vehicle patrol or the need to back up a group that has found the missing person.
On rare occasions it has been necessary to assist an injured searcher. Reserve groups are especially valuable when the search groups are a long way from the search base and cannot be readily re-deployed. Members usually want to be out searching and sometimes resent being kept in reserve, but they often act as a “flying squad” and have frequently been very central to the success of a search.
Updated 8 August 2017