Severn Area Rescue Association

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The Lifeboat and Rescue Station,
NP16 7HH

0344 846 0226

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SARA is an Inshore Rescue boat and Land Search organisation covering the Severn Estuary and the surrounding area.
Search and Rescue
SARA is tasked by the Coastguard, Fire, Police and Ambulance services across its operational area to provide Search and Rescue services 24/7, 365 days of the year. We work closely with other rescue agencies such as RAF Search & Rescue.
Inshore Lifeboats
Our Lifeboats are tasked by the coastguard to incidents in and around the Severn Estuary, or by Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue Services to the rivers Severn, Avon, Wye, Monnow, Ebbw, Bristol Avon and Usk.
Swiftwater Rescue
SARA have a number of Swiftwater Rescue Technicians, these crew specialise in the rescue of endangered persons from fast moving and flood water incidents.
Land Search
SARA has trained Search Technicians that are often deployed on search and rescue operations, usually to search for missing persons. SARA is a member of Mountain Rescue England & Wales.
Flood Rescue and Support
The work undertaken by SARA during the 2007 floods in Gloucestershire highlighted the importance of local flood support and SARA’s abilities in this area.

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