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Our volunteer rescue crew have a diverse and varied array of backgrounds. Each member has unique skills and abilities they bring to the team, quite simply they are 'ordinary people doing extra ordinary things'.
SARA Wyre Forest Operational Crew and Supporters
All members of our team are unpaid professionals who give up their time freely, on call 24/7. As well as responding to emergency call outs throughout the day and night crew also spend significant amounts of time training to keep our skills fresh and current for whatever the next call out may be. The crew also have to spend many hours throughout the year fundraising to ensure our essential work can continue to provide support to communities in our operational area. If you would like to assist our crew with fundraising please visit our dedicated page by clicking HERE.
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Search and Rescue Dog - 'Dyno'
It is with great sadness that SARA Wyre Forest reported the death of our search dog Dyno on 22nd December.
His Handler Matt Massey broke the news to team members as Dyno was taken unwell suddenly and was rushed to the vets, but passed away soon after as a result of complications during surgery.
Station Chairman James Bamforth said, “The duo of Matt and Dyno were an incredible asset to the team, they were rarely separated and you would often find that you wouldn’t get one without the other. Matt had spent much of his free time training with Dyno, often sacrificing his lie-ins to go “play” hide and seek in all weathers and terrains. There is a particular, un-definable connection forged between a search dog and their handler, as some people will appreciate if you have had the honour to witness it”.
Matt and Dyno responded in support of West Mercia and West Midlands Police, the last call-out lead to Dyno saving the life of a vulnerable missing person. Dyno and Matt had also just joined the ranks of the British International Rescue Dog B.I.R.D team and were excited to work and train with them. His loss will be keenly felt by those that met him and within the community that he served.
We are devastated by this tragic news; our thoughts are with Matt and his family as they come to terms with the loss of Dyno.
RIP Dyno, you will be missed!
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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.