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Final Report of the Ground Search and Rescue Inquiry Released


The final report into the Inquiry into Ground Search and Rescue for Lost and Missing Persons has been released.


The inquiry examined the organization and operations of the ground search and rescue system in the Province.


Some of the key recommendations include:

  • Increased use of the Civil Air Search And Rescue Association spotters;

  • Mental health training for policing agencies and search and rescue teams;

  • Funding and insurance benefits to support the Newfoundland and Labrador Search and Rescue Association;

  • Ensuring current gaps in contracted air assets are addressed; and

  • A review of the 911 process to ensure distress calls are tasked in an optimal manner.


The Provincial Government will work to review and evaluate the 17 recommendations.


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