Teams of search and rescue from throughout North Carolina will gather this weekend in Rockingham to practice for the RockSAR 2022 state-wide exercise. Ground rescue, technical rescue and water rescue as well as K-9 search teams are invited to take part.

The training will simulate rescue and search operations in a wild environment. It will comprise functional stations for man tracking/land navigation and SAR Topo mapping and K-9 scent collection drone operations, unmanned aerial systems rope rescue and high line operations remotely operated vehicles for searching underwater and sonar targets acquisition.

The exercise is organized by Richmond County Emergency Services, North Carolina Emergency Management, CrisisTEC and SKS Solutions.

Media members are invited to attend the training on the 19th of March 19, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the email address below.


Diggs Tract Access Pee Dee River Game Park1610, Old Cheraw Highway

Rockingham, NC 28379


Keith Acree

[email protected]



S8256702173NS Search and Rescue Teams to Join for the RockSAR 2022 Exercise

NC DPS (.gov)