Sunday 10th May saw DVSD handler Dave Marsh and Mike Dermody [both members of SARDA Ireland North] travelling to the coast of Lancashire for an informal visit to H M Coastguard Knott End. Alongside Dave and Mike were Sasha and Quincy . The two handlers met with Officer in Charge Tony Johnson and during the course of the morning OIC […] Read More
The Sky News Swipe team joined the National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) in Kent as they carried out a training exercise using their new drone.
The unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, is fitted with a camera so rescue volunteers can get high quality video footage of an area before they send in search dogs.
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DVSD Dog Handler Dave Marsh was invited over to Glengalough, Ireland, on Saturday 25th April, [in the guise of Secretary of National Search and Rescue Dog Association], for what was hoped to be an inaugural meeting between SARDA Ireland North, SARDA Ireland and Irish Search Dogs. Here is Dave’s account of today ; “Everybody knows […] Read More
Search and Rescue Dog Association Ireland North Training day in Co Down, Northern Ireland. See Fern, a drowned victim search dog, and Heidi an air scenting search dog in action. We recently had yet another successful Training day in Co Down, North Ireland both on land and on the water. Drowned Victim Search Dog, […] Read More
SARDA’s training weekend was held on the hills near Oughterard , Co. Galway. The weekend went well with many dogs progressing noticeably since the previous weekend; it is obvious that handlers are working hard between national training weekends. On Saturday, two search areas were set up and each dog team covered both at least […] Read More
NSARDA Celebrating 50 Years of Search and Rescue Dogs
‘The life of a Search Trained Dog’
The NSARDA Conference starts with a supper on the evening of Friday 18th and the main conference follows on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2015 Read More
A mountain rescuer has gained a long-service award after 25 years as a search dog handler.
Edale Mountain Rescue Team member John Coombs was presented with his award by Neville Sharpe, president of the Search and Rescue Dogs Association England. Read More
A member of the search party who was one of the first to reach the casualty commented:
“I’m certain that if we hadn’t found him when we did we would have been recovering his body the next morning. Those of us at the front of the group had passed within 100 metres of him and were on our way to search further up the mountain. It was pure fluke that the wind subsided when it did. He was in a difficult to reach location and with conditions due to get worse a detailed search of that area would have been impossible. He is very lucky to be alive.” Read More