search party

a group of persons conducting an organized search for someone or something lost or hidden.

1880–85 Unabridged
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search party
a group of people taking part in an organized search, as for a lost, missing, or wanted person

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Example sentences
If you're not back in two days, they'll send out a search party.
Early the next afternoon she heard a search party, and when she yelled out, a
  voice answered.
Once the search party finds the injured medics, their next challenge is to get
  them to a proper medical facility.
The next day, a search party begins looking for her after she is again absent
  from school, but her body is never found.
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