Statistics on civilian search and rescue helicopter (SARH) taskings for the UK, with breakdowns by tasking type, location type (land, maritime or coast) and helicopter base. The data are derived from information recorded by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC), who are responsible for the coordination of search and rescue helicopters.
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Changes to these statistics
Users of these statistics should note that the format of the quarterly publication has changed as of September 2018. Further details are provided in the response to user feedback published in May 2018. If you would like to share your thoughts on any of the changes please contact us using the email address at the bottom of the page.
These statistics are now designated as National Statistics. National Statistics are produced to high professional standards as set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics. They undergo regular quality assurance to ensure they meet customer needs.