Search and Rescue [SAR] Law and Legal Definition

Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for by the use of aircraft, surface craft, submarines, specialized rescue teams and equipment and provision of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger on land or at sea. The common field of SAR includes many specialty sub-fields founded upon terrain considerations. SAR includes mountain rescue, ground rescue including the use of search and rescue dogs, urban SAR in cities; combat SAR on the battle field and air-sea rescue over water.