Lakes Region Search & Rescue was formed in 2019 to respond to a need for assistance on wilderness search and rescue missions in the Southern White Mountains and Lakes Region of New Hampshire. The teams mission is to assist Fish and Game in their role as SAR coordinators in the state. Our team is activated through call outs from Fish and Game. This Page on the New Hampshire Outdoor Council’s website is helpful for understanding the structure of SAR in N.H.
Lakes Region SAR was started as a 3 season team with our ranks quickly growing to around 70 volunteer members. That first year we were called on 25 missions and had just over 100 responses. In the winter of 2021 we added a dedicated winter team whose members are capable of responding at any time in any weather on any terrain below tree line and outside of avalanche terrain.