Lowland Rescue


In praise of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR)

Today’s guest blog comes from Phil Bridges, Senior GI Developer here at Ordnance Survey and Alison Chestnutt, Hampshire Search and Rescue Membership Secretary.

Lowland Rescue TeamThere are Lowland Search and Rescue teams in over 30 counties, however you’ll rarely see them mentioned in the media.  The reasons you have probably never heard of them are varied; sometimes because of the sensitive and personal reasons that may dictate why a person has been reported missing; sometimes because media attention may hamper searches where vital clues need to be preserved and sometimes because the people that form the teams are the sort of people who are happy to give up their spare time for free to put something back into society and don’t seek recognition for their efforts. Read More