Welcome to PARA Marine SAR Volunteer Rescue Member Site


Who We Are

PARA Marine Search and Rescue is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives on the water. As a founding member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA), Central and Arctic, we have been patroling Lake Ontario between Pickering and Whitby for over 50 years. A proud member of our local community, our up to 50 member strong family trains, patrols and supports the communities of Pickering, Ajax and Whitby to help bring everyone home safely after a fun day out on the water.



What We Do

Our volunteers are on call 24 hours a day to respond to any emergency situation. Search and Rescue (SAR) activities include night searches in response to emergency flares, overdue vessels, and calls for assistance from vessels in distress, as well as suspected drowning. Regular boating activities monitored by our crews include summer sailing races and events, sail boarding activities, and all recreational craft activities. These regular patrols are carried out Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings as well as all day Saturdays and Sundays, and all public holidays.

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) units like ours can often respond to emergency situations and Search and Rescue incidents faster than the regular Coast Guard due to our close proximity to the main areas of local boating activity. 

PARA Marine Search and Rescue is frequenting called upon for Search and Rescue missions due to the enhanced capabilities of our vessel. The proud and respected marine call-sign P.A.R.U. has remained through generations of vessels with a long history of community service, dedication to duty and a commitment to safety on the waters of Lake Ontario.



Interested In Joining?

 Submit your application on our website



This web site has been created by and is provided by VolunteerRescue of SKRPC Holdings Inc., Fernie, BC, Canada.