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.
Latest entries
Team recives donation.

Team recives donation.

Stephenville Search and Rescue would like to thank the Stephenville Lions Club and the Indian Head CO-OP for there donation. They donated the proceeds of there weekly 50/50 draw to the team. The donation will go towards helping the team equip and train to better serve the public.
Two men found safe after getting lost near Fox Island River

Two men found safe after getting lost near Fox Island River

Two men in their early 20’s were no worse for wear after having to spend Sunday night in the woods near Fox Island River in western Newfoundland. According to the Bay St.George RCMP, the two en separated from their group to walk along the Fox Island River to a swimming pool upstream when they lost...
Winner of the Quad!

Winner of the Quad!

We would like to congratulate Patricia Woodrow of Kippins. She takes home a 2014 Arctic Cat 500 4×4 Quad. A special thank you goes out to the folks at GNR recreation.  At this time we would also like to thank everyone who helped support us by purchasing a ticket. Without the amazing support we receive...
Overdue hikers located safe and sound after spending a night in Lewis Hills Area

Overdue hikers located safe and sound after spending a night in Lewis Hills Area

On Friday night Bay St George RCMP received a report around 8 P.M. indicating that a 27 year old male and a 26 year old female from Stephenville were overdue from a hiking trip into the Lewis Hills area. A family member reported that the two had departed from near Cold Brook during the day on...
Man dies after vehicle plunges into ocean in Campbells Creek

Man dies after vehicle plunges into ocean in Campbells Creek

A 53-year old man from the Stephenville-Kippens area died Sunday night after his vehicle plunged over a steep cliff on Route 460 in Campbells Creek. The man was the lone occupant in the vehicle, which landed in the water in St. Georges’s Bay. Sgt. Cathy Whitehead of the Bay St. George Detachment said the accident...