search and rescue

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search and rescue

[′sərch ən ′res‚kyü]
(engineering)
The use of aircraft, surface craft, submarines, specialized rescue teams and equipment to search for and rescue personnel in distress on land or at sea.

search and rescue (SAR)

The use of aircraft, surface craft, submarines, and specialized rescue teams and equipment to search for and rescue personnel in distress on land or at sea. This type of operation when carried out in the face of the enemy is called combat search and rescue.
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Survivors Ted Russell, 89, and Cledwyn Aneurin Evans, 90, had been in 281 Squadron RAF Coastal Command 18 Group, working for Air Sea Rescue.
The air sea rescue helicopter from RAF Valley was also scrambled.
Mr Chainey raised the alarm and a massive air sea rescue operation began.
An air sea rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield was brought in to pluck a number of people to safety in the aftermath of the storm which lashed the area from 5pm.
The coastguard, Tynemouth Voluntary Lifeboat and Air Sea Rescue were involved in a two- and-a-half-hour rescue operation.
Emergency services including the Air Ambulance, the Coastguard and Air Sea Rescue attended the area right away and a search was carried out which resulted in the helicopter being located in the sea off the coast of Flamborough near the light house.
A full air sea rescue operation was put into place.
There was also an air sea rescue display by a helicopter from RAF Valley and entertainment provided at the promenade bandstand by the town band.
THE new air sea rescue plan announced by the Department of Transport is another example of the Government's disdain for the North East.
The Royal Air Force Air Sea Rescue was founded in WI for pilots who had crashed in the sea.
The German air sea rescue service, Seenotdienst, sent rescue boats based to work with Heinkel 59 float planes to save some 20 British airmen from the icy water.
After a while the French air sea rescue helicopter arrived and plucked him from the sea.