What happens on a search?
A search is started when a person is reported as overdue or missing, lost or in trouble. A rescue can also be initiated when the subject is believed to be in a known location. The passing of time lessens the chances of survival for a lost person, and weather conditions may destroy clues. Search and rescue operations are time critical and a rapid response is important. The subject may require emergency care or protection from the environment or themselves. A search is always an emergency.