Northeast Search and Rescue


P.O. Box 162 , Stroudsburg, PA 18360

About Us


Every year, lost and injured people – hikers, campers, hunters, dementia patients, young children (often with special needs) – rely on the life-saving services of Northeast Search and Rescue (NESAR).

NESAR is among the foremost search and rescue teams on the East Coast. Our K9 search units, water rescue/recovery units, and wilderness evac units regularly work emergency searches throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and beyond. Our human and K9 members have been integral to search and rescue/recovery operations in the aftermaths of the World Trade Center attack, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Sandy. We are on call 24/7/365. In an average year, we log approximately 50 searches and 7,000 search and training hours.

Our handlers, K9s, and technical rescue specialists are trained in live find, human remains detection, trailing, water detection, swift water rescue, grid search, disaster response, and more, and respond to calls for assistance day or night, on land or water, in all weather.

NESAR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our members are strictly volunteer and do not receive financial compensation for their services.

NESAR is dedicated to serving our communities and helping families on their worst days.

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Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to bring home the missing. Together, we can save lives.

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We look forward to hearing from you!


For emergency dispatch/callout, please call

833-637-2777 immediately. 


Northeast Search and Rescue

PO Box 162, Stroudsburg, PA 18360