Our Lifeboats are tasked by HM Coastguard to incidents in and around the Severn Estuary, or by Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue Services to the rivers Severn, Avon, Wye, Monnow, Ebbw, Bristol Avon and Usk. SARA also operate inland rescue boats.
All our boat operators are qualified through the Royal Yachting Association to Powerboat Level 2 as a minimum standard. Further training is gained by undertaking courses in swift water and flood-boat rescue operations. There are many rules and regulations, national and local that govern how rescue boats operate to ensure the safety of all.
Find out more about our rescue boats by clicking HERE.
SARA is a Registered Charity CIO, number 1193634 (Charity no 505504 prior to 31 Dec 2021).
What is SARA?
SARA is an Inshore Rescue boat and Land Search organisation covering the Severn and Wye Valleys, with stations at Wyre Forest, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Sharpness, Newport and Beachley.