About Search & Rescue

Founded in 1983 the Thirty six volunteer members are experienced in forest searches and water rescues. Provide support for the RCMP when requested. Resources include a command van, a Zodiac, all-terrain vehicles, snowmachines, electric generator and spot lights, tents, and small 4-wheel-drive vehicles.
Stephenville Search and Rescue

Stephenville Search and Rescue

The Search and Rescue Team was established in October of 1983. It was developed in response to the communities need for a group of  decated well trained individuals to search for lost or missing individuals, or to respond to emergency situations as requested.
What area does it serve?

What area does it serve?

The SAR Team serves the same geographical area as that served by the Stephenville and Piccadilly RCMP detachments.  *It is ready and capable for deployment 24-7.
What is the Team’s purpose?

What is the Team’s purpose?

The Team provides assistance to the RCMP in the search for lost or missing persons.  It also secures scenes and/or transports people to safety when called upon. In addition, the Team serves the needs of other groups through their educational displays and programs.
How is it funded ?

How is it funded ?

The SAR Team members themselves raise the funds needed for day to day operations.  Actual expenses incurred during searches are reimbursed by the RCMP from the Department of Justice. Some of our equipment has been funded by grants provided by the National SAR  Secretariat.
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How we are activated.

How we are activated.

We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week year round. But in a emergency Search and Rescue can only be activated by the RCMP or RNC. In the event or a emergency please contact 911 or your local emergency services number. The police will assess the situation and dispatch Search and Rescue...
Elderly snowmobiler found safe after 2 cold nights in woods near Isle aux Morts

Elderly snowmobiler found safe after 2 cold nights in woods near Isle aux Morts

Searchers have found a man in his 80s who was overdue on a snowmobile trip in southwest Newfoundland. The RCMP said the man from Isle aux Morts was reported missing at 7 p.m. Sunday, when he didn’t return to his cabin. According to Stephenville Search and Rescue, the man ran into trouble when he went looking...
2017 Snowmobile Winner

2017 Snowmobile Winner

We would like to congratulate Myra Bourgeois of Kippens. Myra was this years winner of a 2017 Arctic Cat Lynx snowmobile. We would like to take this time to thank everyone who helped out with selling tickets. But moreover we would like to thank everyone who bought tickets and in particular GNR Recreation. Without your...
Overdue hunters at Portage Lake

Overdue hunters at Portage Lake

Cpl. John Butler of the Bay St. George RCMP said police received a report of the overdue hunters at 1 a.m. on Monday when they were contacted by two men from Stephenville, friends of the overdue men, who went and tried to find them. Members of the Bay St. George RCMP, Police Dog Services West...
New Rescue Boat!

New Rescue Boat!

Thanks to our many donors we now have our new search and rescue boat. This 2017 Highfeild DL590 is a rigid aluminum hull inflatable.  At 19’4″ it is larger, lighter and most importantly safer then our now retired older boat. With its 115HP  and backup 20HP kicker outboard motors it is not only faster and...