We are a Search and Rescue Team with rope, search and mud rescue capability.
Accredited by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), the Volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers can be called out by the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) at any time of the day or night, in all weathers, to respond to those in trouble or missing, to seek confirmation or further information of a report, or to participate in a joint response to an emergency:
Carries out rescues of those trapped or injured on cliffs or in mud and provides a limited water rescue capability;
Carries out searches for missing persons often in conjunction with the Police;
Carries out coastal and inshore surveillance and intelligence gathering on behalf of the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC);
Provides incident response and on-scene co-ordination as required by the MRCC;
Carries out accident prevention and safety education activities and specially targeted prevention initiatives;