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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The first peace-time air-sea rescue squadron exclusively using helicopters was No 275 Squadron reorganised in 1953 at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and these provided cover over the North Sea.
Shot down off Malta on 14 October 1942, while lacing into an ME- 109, the famed Canadian ace baled out and was quickly picked up by an Air-Sea Rescue launch and treated for shrapnel wounds.
A distressed teenage girl sparked an air-sea rescue operation when she plunged from a quayside in to freezing waters below.
Intended for experimental use in a flight development program and for tactical use in utility and air-sea rescue operations, the helo made its first hovering flight on 25 March 1946.
An air-sea rescue helicopter also attended the scene to help the lifeboat track down Mr Meyrick.
THIRTY FOUR seamen were winched to safety by RAF helicopter crews in two dramatic air-sea rescue operations yesterday.
SAILOR Steven Smith, 40, sparked a pounds 2,000 air-sea rescue operation when his speedboat drifted out into the North Sea.
London, Oct 06 (ANI): Prince William has successfully completed his first air-sea rescue mission with the RAF.
IN 1942 I spent a holiday with my parents and sister in Newlyn, Cornwall where my mother was serving with the RAF on an air-sea rescue boat in the harbour.
Caernarfon's Town Clerk Katherine Owen said: "Events will run in Caernarfon from 11.30am starting with an air-sea rescue display along the promenade through to Beating the Retreat in the evening.
The air-sea rescue co-ordinator centre in Madrid last night reported that a body had been found in the water shortly before 6pm English time.
A major air-sea rescue was launched after reports a woman had been in the sea with the man.