Bay Search and Rescue is operated as a charity and was founded in 1999. The team is committed to providing all-terrain rescue vehicle support on and around the 'unique' Morecambe Bay, Lake District and North Lancashire area to HM Coastguard, North West Ambulance Service, Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service, Cumbria Police, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service and Lancashire Police, via joint MOU partnership agreements.
Bay Search and Rescue specialises in rescue and recovery from quicksand, swiftwater, floodwater, snow and ice using our fleet of Hagglund BV206 all terrain amphibious rescue vehicles, 4x4's, support vehicles and trained personnel. We also search for missing persons, and assist the fire services with large animal rescue and wildfire incident support.
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Checkout our refitted Charity shop at Milnthorpe
Interactive walk through of our charity shop at Milnthorpe by Insight Simulation, so you can have a look around, although the stock changes so fast it will be different if you call in and see us. Our charity shops in Milnthorpe and Grange raise the vital funds to keep the team going so please visit and check out the bargains, or donate any unwanted items of furniture, electricals, clothes, DVDs and let us recycle them.
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Milnthorpe Charity Shop
Following the successful launch of our Grange Charity shop we have opened a second larger Bay SAR Charity Shop on Beetham Road in Milnthorpe (was Bob Parratt Country Wear), with a lovely big car park front and back. If you have any donations of furniture, clothes, working electricals, toys, DVDs or books for stock you can drop these off Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. If you would like to volunteer to help in the shop for a few hours a week please call in and speak to Sue. You can also email Sue or phone 015395 64254.
Charity Shop in Grange
Our charity shop is open on Kents Bank Road in Grange over Sands from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. Please call in and say hello and maybe pick up a bargain from the huge range of items kindly donated. Find out more by clicking the link below. You can also order BSAR branded gift items online, and all proceeds to to the Charity
BSAR sharing Lancs Fire Station at Bolton le Sands
One of our Hagglund Rescue Vehicles is located in Bolton Le Sands Fire Station, building on our working relationship with Lancs Fire & Rescue assisting with Moorland Fire support and shaving over an hour and a half of our response times inland. Further details from LFRS website here ::
Group Manager Tony Crook of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service adds, “BSAR is an outstanding resource staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. This development is the culmination of a close look at incidents involving BSAR, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and ourselves with a view to enhancing a service that has already proved highly effective. As key partners in Lancashire’s multi-agency response to the threat of wildfires, a logical development was to establish a more strategically appropriate location for a BSAR team to combat that threat. Our fire station at Bolton-le-Sands is ideally placed. We are delighted to make the BSAR team welcome and look forward to our continued success as partners in the project."