Tidewater Search and Rescue

PO Box 865 Yorktown, Virginia 23692

Welcome to TSAR!

James River

Tidewater Search and Rescue (TSAR) is an all-volunteer Search, Rescue and Recovery organization. TSAR provides specially trained professional volunteers to find lost or missing people in wilderness, rural or disaster environments. We train and employ Ground Support, Field Team Sign Cutters, and Search Management teams in a wide variety of environments and weather conditions, including farmland, wilderness, and urban areas. We deploy our resources when requested throughout Virginia and adjacent States including WV, PA, MD, NC and DE. We can assist in rescue and recovery operations conducted in the aftermath of man-made or natural disaster. TSAR is formally recognized by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) as a state resource for search, rescue and recovery operations. TSAR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.


Daniel Park Search and Rescue Video





January General Membership Meeting

The January General Membership Meeting will be held on

Thursday, January 16th.

Meeting time is at 7:00 pm with new member orientation at 6:00 pm, and the location will be at the Norfolk EOC.