Water Search & Rescue Team
The Water Search and Rescue Team is a voluntary search & rescue team consisting of over 200 volunteers, working on a call out system 24/7, 365 days a year. WSART was started in 2009, following a request through British Canoeing to support a Defra national appeal.
Since then we have grown the team, both in number & in terms of training and equipping them. WSART is one of a very limited number of specialist teams; external to Police, Fire and Ambulance services, that has operational responsibility across the UK.
Our purpose is to provide response and operational support to the Emergency Services in a range of situations; and specifically, those associated with water rescue.
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WSART is an inclusive search and rescue team; in which members of the communities we serve can find welcoming support and the encouragement they need to develop their skills; thus enabling them to give back to their local areas. We pride ourselves on working with people of all backgrounds & abilities.
If you would like to know how much it costs to put a team on the road, click here.
We Would Like To Say A Huge Thank You To Our Supporters
WSART is a active member of a number of Local Resilience Forums: "preparing for Emergencies."