The North East Search and Rescue Association is an umbrella body for the local
Mountain Rescue Teams across North Eastern England. The total area covered is
about 12 000 square km (about 5000 square miles) with a population of over 2.5
In the event of a major search or rescue anywhere in the North
East of England NESRA allows a rapid response from all seven constituent teams
- often resulting in over 100 trained mountain rescue volunteers being available
at the scene at very short notice.