Page updated: 30 November 2020
If you are the Incident Controller, you need to consult medical experts and the coroner before suspending a SAR operation.
These experts can:
Add this information to the profile of the subject.
If you have evidence that the subject is deceased, you must contact the coroner’s office before you suspend the operation.
Consider asking the coroner to visit the SAR operation while it is still being carried out. The coroner can provide guidance and information even if they are not able to attend the SAR operation.
During the operation, you may have gathered more information about the subject by consulting with other experts. If you are considering a suspension, you should contact the experts you have consulted to: