Welcome to lesar.org, home of Little Egypt Search And Rescue


Little Egypt Search and Rescue (LESAR) is an independent volunteer search and rescue team based in Southern Illinois. We are dedicated to the search for and rescue of lost and/or injured persons.

LESAR responds to any law enforcement or officially designated incident command agencies’ requests for our services. We are on call 24/7/365. We do not self deploy, nor do we solicit our skills to individuals.

All inquiries for more information are welcome. If you are from our local region and are interested in joining LESAR please contact us by phone or email on our Contact Us page.

Our Organization

LESAR is a Non-Profit organization of unpaid professionals dedicated to serving those in their time of need. We ensure that our team members, as well as serving agencies and community citizens are treated with the utmost respect and courtesy.

It is the duty of every operational member of LESAR to help maintain our team, our equipment, and ourselves in a state of readiness so we may respond quickly and efficiently when needed.


Our Services

Little Egypt Search And Rescue is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. LESAR will deploy in all kinds of weather in the event of an emergency or lost/missing person.

To activate the team


For emergency call outs please call:  573-416-OSAR (0727)

Secondary emergency number: 573-225-6929


Any donation to help our organization grow and better serve the Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri area is much appreciated.

Little Egypt Search And Rescue trains and certifies using NASAR standards

Little Egypt Search And Rescue is a member of ISARC www.illinoissar.org

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