The volunteer Coastguard Search & Rescue Service provides the UK’s coastal search and rescue capability. As part of HM Coastguard, Newquay Coastguard can operate separately or jointly with other emergency services and volunteer rescue organisations such as Newquay RNLI, Cornwall Air Ambulance, South West Ambulance Service, Devon & Cornwall Police, Royal Navy bomb disposal and our flank Coastguard Search & Rescue Teams.
It consists of teams of Coastal Rescue Teams (CRTs) drawn from the local community who are fully trained and equipped to carry out search and rescue operations around the coast of Cornwall. All our shouts are activated by Falmouth Coastguard via a paging system.
The Newquay Coastguard Association was formed in February 2012, allowing us to raise funds for equipment and facilities essential for our team at Newquay Coastguard to help those that find themselves in trouble along our coastline.