Mountain Search and Rescue Services in England and Wales are provided under the auspices of the Mountain Rescue Committee of Britain in conjunction with the Police, who, in the main, mobilise and co-ordinate the Search and rescue efforts of the rescue organisations.

It is a basic requirement of the Police Service to be involved in the saving of life. However, the functions of a Constable in England and Wales have never been defined by statute, although reference is made to his duties in the form of the attestation which he is required to make when joining the Police Service, and consequently the life saving aspect of his role is an accepted and understood practice.

The North Wales Mountain rescue Association (N.W.M.R.A.) was formed in May, 1973, in order to formalise the existing Mountain Rescue system in North Wales. It consists of the following Search and Rescue teams:-

 
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team
South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team
North East Wales Search and Rescue Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Team at Valley
Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team North Wales Cave Rescue Association
SARDA (Wales) MR England & Wales (MREW)
Holyhead Cliff Rescue Team Llandudno Auxiliary Coastguard Rescue Team

A total of approximately 400 experts.
In conjunction with the above Teams, there are representatives from the following organisations:-

North Wales Police
Snowdonia National Park Warden Services

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