Here For You

When people head into Red River Gorge, they don’t plan on having an accident or getting lost. But when “nature happens,” calls for help go out to county search and rescue crews.

Make A Difference

We seek new members on an ongoing basis, and we seek a range of skills and experiences.

Professional Skills - Volunteer Team

We are a volunteer team that believes in the highest standards of training.

Want To Help Powell County Search and Rescue?
There are several ways to do it!

Powell County Search & Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization working in the Red River Gorge Geological Area of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The volunteers of Search & Rescue spend hundreds of hours each year donating their time and talents to rescuing folks from cliffs and rugged terrain. Each rescue is unique and each person we rescue has a story to tell. We invite you to join with us in our mission of saving lives! You can become a valuable part of this effort by helping us accomplish what we are finding to be more and more difficult: funding these rescue missions from our own pockets.

Make A Donation

Powell County Search and Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization funded entirely through individual donations, and fundraisings.

Become A Volunteer

There are many different roles and levels of support – you don’t have to be a world-class climber to provide an indispensable service to the search and rescue community.

Wish List

Please consider making IN-KIND material donations to Powell County Search and Rescue. Tax receipts based on the fair market value can be provided.

Who Are We?

We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to aiding persons lost or injured in the back country of Red River Gorge, Kentucky.

Why Donate?

Your generous contribution to our non-profit organization is 100% tax deductible and could one day save your life or the life of a loved one.

Latest Search & Rescue News

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A big thank you to the Corn Festival Crew and another big thank you to all who stopped by our booth to chat, buy tshirts or give a donation. We had 2 from our team compete in the corn eating contest, had great food from vendors and listened to great music. What a joy it is to be part of a great community! ... See MoreSee Less

A big thank you to the Corn Festival Crew and another big thank you to all who stopped by our booth to chat, buy tshirts or give a donation. We had 2 from our team compete in the corn eating contest, had great food from vendors and listened to great music. What a joy it is to be part of a great community!Image attachment

Yesterday afternoon PCSAR was called to Natural Bridge State Resort Park for a female who had fallen near Fat Mans Squeeze after becoming dizzy and passing out. After Powell County Emergency Medical Services gave her fluids and checked her vitals, she was able to walk to the Skylift and ride down. Thanks to Natural Bridge Skylift & Giftshop for staying open late to get everyone down. They are truly an asset to PCSAR.

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Yesterday afternoon PCSAR was called to Natural Bridge State Resort Park for a female who had fallen near Fat Mans Squeeze after becoming dizzy and passing out. After Powell County Emergency Medical Services gave her fluids and checked her vitals, she was able to walk to the Skylift and ride down. Thanks to Natural Bridge Skylift & Giftshop for staying open late to get everyone down. They are truly an asset to PCSAR. 

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Great job

Can you still climb up to it and in it? That’s what I used to do. No sky lifts, rails or anything like that existed.

Thank you

So awesome

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