Prince Edward Island Ground SAR

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Search and Rescue began on Prince Edward Island in 1995 with the establishment of a search and rescue team in West Prince, P.E.I.. The team was created in response to a missing person’s case when trained searchers had to be brought in from out of province.  Cst. Terry Totten (RCMP) led the establishment and training of this first team.

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Soon after, teams were founded in Charlottetown and in Kings County.

In 2008, Island teams were amalgamated to form Prince Edward Island Ground Search and Rescue (PEIGSAR) based in Charlottetown.

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Today, we have approximately 100 active members trained to look for lost and injured persons on land, along our coastline and in our inland waterways.

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