Welcome to Kent County Search & Rescue!

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Kent County Search and Rescue (KCSAR) is a 100% volunteer search and rescue team trained to search for missing people in and around Kent County as well as other parts of Michigan. We strive to execute methodical searches when looking for any type of missing person which may include the following:

  • Alzheimer’s patients,
  • Suicidal people,
  • Missing children,
  • Overdue hunters, skiers, runners,
  • As well as many others.

Our team is ready and available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year to assist local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and other first responders. Our team also volunteers throughout the community assisting local charities, agencies, and community events.

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What should I do when someone goes missing?

  • DO NOT wait 24 hours before reporting the person missing.
  • Try to not panic
  • Gather the following information and call 911:
    • Any medical or developmental issues they may have
    • Basic Clothing Description
    • Point Last Seen
    • Time Last Seen
  • Locate a picture of the family member while waiting for the police to arrive
  • Do not touch any clothing that they may have worn recently
  • Stay off the phone in case the person tries to call                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               911