Rescue Stories


Operational use of Cospas-Sarsat by SAR agencies started with the crash of a light aircraft in Canada, in which three people were rescued (September 10, 1982).  Since then, the System has been used for thousands of SAR events and has been instrumental in the rescue of over 35,000 lives worldwide.

To read about recent rescue stories assisted by Cospas-Sarsat, you can view the "Latest NEWS" box at the right of the screen on the homepage.