Battalion Search And Rescue

We search for the lost but not forgotten

About Us

We are a volunteer humanitarian group that searches high traffic areas and remote locations for lost and missing migrants in the Desert.

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Your donation will help us pay for gas, food, and supplies for our search and rescue volunteers as they help bring closure for migrant families.

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Volunteer with the Battalion Search and Rescue Team. Search and support positions available both in the field and from your home.

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All proceeds from the sale of our shirts, stickers, pins, and more go directly towards the costs incurred on our 100% volunteer search missions.

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Battalion SAR in the News

Newspaper articles, Videos, and Interviews out there in the wild. Check 'em out!
A 'slow-motion genocide': Arizona-based group and their 2-year search for migrant remains

James Holeman suddenly stopped walking. As the rest of the volunteer group walked ahead… – Read full article

Group that sweeps Arizona desert for migrants’ remains makes a lucky find

Battalion Search and Rescue found the 19-year-old Central American migrant clinging to life – Read Article on

Between the US and Mexico, a corridor of surveillance becomes lethal

Immigrants, asylum seekers, and criminal gangs are all caught up in the Biden Administration’s deadly surveillance dragnet – Read Article on

Arizona's Migrant Graveyard: Searching for Bodies and Bones in the Borderlands

It only took about an hour of hiking through Growler Valley before a member of Battalion Search and Rescue spotted some bones. “We’ve got human remains,” a voice announced grimly over the radio – Read Article on Phoenix New Times

Search for migrant remains becomes mission to deliver closure

Since 2001, the remains of more than 2,800 migrants have been found in the southern Arizona desert. Forty percent of those remains — more than 1,100 people — remain unidentified. – Read Article on ABC15

Larger than Borders Video Interview

Larger than Borders Laurie Benson Interviews Battalion SAR volunteer James Holeman – Watch it on Facebook

Arizona Public Media

**DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THIS CONTENT, VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.** The bodies of nearly 3,000 undocumented people have been found in the border region of southern Arizona since the beginning of the Century. Bruce Anderson and his small team of forensics anthropologists at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner have been working to identify the dead. – Watch the Video on Facebook

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Battalion Search and rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible.

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