Pick up your FREE “Scan If Found” stickers at:
Every week, the U.S. Coast Guard launches 3 to 4 search and rescue missions that don’t need to happen.
When a dive float, kayak, dinghy, or SUP is found drifting in the ocean, the U.S. Coast Guard leaps into action and begins searching for the owner, who might be lost at sea. Sometimes, there’s a person in the water who gets the help they need, but most of the time, it’s a simple case of lost gear. Either way, Coast Guard helicopters, airplanes, and boats head out to search.
HOST has partnered with the Coast Guard to create the free “Scan If Found” sticker program. If a watercraft is found drifting, these stickers help first responders identify the owner of watercraft and verify that the owner is safe.
The stickers also help people return lost gear to one another & help owners ID their equipment.
Here’s how to use a QR code:
Please email questions about the “Scan If Found” to firstname.lastname@example.org