• We are delighted to announce that the SARA Cotswolds Rescue Station is now open!

    This new base will make a significant improvement to our ability to search for and find missing people in the Cotswolds and Eastern part of Gloucestershire. We’re very grateful to Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service for making suitable facilities available and the team look forward to meeting and getting to know the local community over the coming months.

    If you are able to support our new station, please visit their fundraising page www.justgiving.com/campaign/SARA-Cotswolds or if you are considering joining, get in touch using info@sara-rescue.org.uk!

    You can follow news about the development of the station, and their operational callouts, at facebook.com/SARACotswolds

    6th Jul 2021
    6th Jul 2021
  • 23rd May 2021
    23rd May 2021
  • The summer and autumn of 2020 saw some amazing fund raising efforts, and Rob from Sharpness finished it off with a Marathon

    28th Dec 2020
    28th Dec 2020
  • Crazy or just dedicated? The challenge is on!!! As part of our fundraising efforts to help save the SARA Sharpness Lifeboat Station and complete the urgent repairs it desperately needs, a small group of intrepid crew from Sharpness are planning to walk 16.5 miles from Gloucester docks to Sharpness docks in two weeks time….

    14th Sep 2020
    14th Sep 2020
  • SARA was featured on The One Show on BBC1 on 10 August.

    10th Aug 2020
    10th Aug 2020
  • Severn Area Rescue’s Sharpness station is in need of funds for repair work. One of our members, Tim Barker, walks between our stations to help raise funds.

    4th Aug 2020
    4th Aug 2020
  • Today we are launching an urgent appeal to raise vital funds to repair the main building of our lifeboat station at Sharpness.

    1st Aug 2020
    1st Aug 2020
  • SARA was on BBC Countryfile this evening, showing how we are doing water rescue in the Coronavirus environment.

    28th Jun 2020
    28th Jun 2020
  • SARA is pleased to be supporting the RLSS’ Drowning Prevention Week again this year, which runs 12-19 June 2020.
    Relevant information, guidance and tips will be shared on our Facebook page each day – see www.facebook.com/severnrescue
    For more information about Drowning Prevention Week please visit www.rlss.org.uk/drowning-prevention-week

    12th Jun 2020
    12th Jun 2020
  • A small team took to the water at Symonds Yat early on Saturday morning 6 June, to practice swift water rescue (‘SRT’) techniques, in the first ‘live’ training which SARA has conducted since March. Practising operating effectively in faster running water, such as at Symonds Yat, is normally mandatory twice a year for our rescuers.
    We arranged an early start and achieved a lot of useful training in a fairly short time whilst maintaining social distancing. The session also allowed us to practise using our coronavirus PPE at the appropriate points in a rescue, and to practice the procedures for correctly removing potentially contaminated PPE.
    Across SARA we have been called out 20 times since the start of the lockdown, so it’s vital that we keep up our skills and liaised with all the emergency services and national organisations such as MREW to plan a return to limited face-face training.

    7th Jun 2020
    7th Jun 2020
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