DAVID Cameron is no stranger to high-pressure situations, but on Friday he got some extra special crisis training from experts in his own constituency.

Volunteers from Oxfordshire's Lowland Search and Rescue Team (OxSAR), who brave all weather to help police search for dead bodies and rescue people during floods, gave the PM a live demonstration of a simulated emergency.

The Witney MP was joined by Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld, Oxfordshire's chief fire officer Dave Etheridge and Association of Lowland Search and Rescue chairman Paul Lewis MBE for the special demonstration on private land near Burford.

First, the OxSAR team carried out a simulated search for a vulnerable person in the vicinity, hunting the local area, then after discovering the "missing person", carrying him to a place of safety on a stretcher.

Then the OxSAR water-trained team, wearing full swiftwater rescue kit, showed their guests their flood response and water-based search equipment including two inflatable boats, which were deployed during 2014's unprecedented floods in Oxfordshire.

The Prime Minister also got a chance to talk to the volunteers one-on-one and was suitably impressed by what he saw.

Speaking afterwards he said: "I was very interested to see firsthand the kind of work OxSAR do.

"The team of volunteers showed great professionalism in today’s training exercise.

"I would like to thank them for all they do to assist the emergency services whenever they may be needed."

The special training session, which Mr Cameron attended as part of last week's national Volunteer Week, also included a screening of a short film for the guests explaining how OxSAR works with other emergency services.

OxSAR chairman Pat Conafray said he was delighted the Prime Minister had visited the team.

He said: "I’m thrilled that David Cameron could join us and see first hand the extraordinary job that our volunteers do.

"He seemed to really enjoy the exercise and was very keen to be shown the water rescue equipment.

"The phrase 'professional in all but pay’ is widely-used but for our team it is very relevant."

OxSAR has one of the most extensive ranges of equipment for water emergencies in the South East, and has also helped neighbouring Surrey and Berkshire SAR during recent flooding.

Mr Lewis, who oversees the work of search and rescue teams nationally said: "OxSAR has seen a steady increase in searches in the last few years, with more than 300 searches since they were founded.

"During this volunteer week it is great to recognise the work of this dedicated team of unpaid professionals. This is a shining example for lowland rescue."