Welcome to the Waterford City River Rescue Website

Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation that operates a voluntary Search and Rescue Service on the River Suir from Mount Congreve to Cheekpoint. Our volunteers provide this essential service on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year.

Waterford City River Rescue

Covid 19 Impact

During the COVID 19 Pandemic Waterford City River Rescue has remained completely active and responsive to emergency Call Outs. During the COVID 19 crisis, our crew have responded to 7 emergency Call Outs. We have complied with all government and HSE guidelines while still maintaining our essential duties.

COVID 19 has inhibited our ability to raise funds to help keep our unit and services operational. If you would like to donate to Waterford City River Rescue we would be very grateful. We would like to thank the public for their continued support. 

Who We Are

Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation that operates a voluntary Search and Rescue Service on the River Suir from Mount Congreve to Cheekpoint. Our volunteers provide this essential service on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year.

We are a member of the Community Rescue Boats of Ireland (CRBI) and affiliated with the Irish Coast Guard, having successfully completed their stringent assessments and examinations of crew and equipment.

Our crews are all volunteers and are trained and equipped to the highest standards and are subject to annual assessments by the CRBI and, or the Irish Coast Guard, which ensures that the highest professional standards are maintained.

Waterford City River Rescue as a voluntary organization must seek funding through sponsorship and donations from the public, in order to provide a professional service to our community. To this end, Waterford City River Rescue requests businesses and members of the public to support our fundraising activities.

A donation box is available on this site, to allow you to make a donation to Waterford City River Rescue. All donations will be gratefully appreciated and will assist Waterford City River Rescue in continuing to provide this service to our community.

Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard

🎉🎉Today is International Volunteers Day 🎉🎉We would like to say a big thank you all Volunteers who give their time and hearts to the amazing work that they do. Thank you to our volunteers at Waterford City River Rescue who give so much time and effort into everything they do. Thank you to all our family, friends and supporters whose support allow us all to do our duty. ... See MoreSee Less
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📟📟 CALL OUT 📟📟THe Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue at 01:09 this morning. This was to respond to reports of a person threatening to enter the water in the area of Rice Bridge. This incident was brought to a successful conclusion by An Garda Síochána. Thank you to everyone involved. We would like to reiterate the absolute importance of an early call to the Emergency Services for water incidents so the relevant services can be dispatched promptly. Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard who will dispatch the services needed to the scene, Do not assume somebody has already made that call.Please remember you are never alone, if you need help please contact. Pieta House 24 hour helpline at 1800 247 247 .Samaritans at 116 123.For free 24/7 support in a crisis, free-text HELLO to 50808.Men's Aid 01 5543811,Women's Aid 1800 341 900ALONE 0818 222 024 ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to all the crew of Katty Barry’s Bar in Waterford City for their wonderful efforts in raising much appreciated funds for Waterford City River Rescue. Their Table Quiz was a huge success, thank you to everyone who supported this event that was held on the 17th of November. We really appreciate everyone’s support.We would like to reiterate the absolute importance of an early call to the Emergency Services for water incidents so the relevant services can be dispatched promptly. Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard who will dispatch the services needed to the scene, Do not assume somebody has already made that call. ... See MoreSee Less
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The crews of Waterford City River Rescue CRBI continue to search daily as part of a multi agency intensive search operation of the River Suir. This search is ongoing on land and water. We ask that anyone with information to please contact Gardaí in Waterford at 051 305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. ... See MoreSee Less
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Some very important fire safety information from Waterford City Fire ServiceRumour has it some of you have your Christmas trees up already! 🎄🕯 Make sure your tree is at least 1 meter away from any heat source (open fire, heaters,candles) 🔥💡 Check your tree lights conform with safety standards and always switch them off before going to bed or leaving the house.🚫Check the wiring on your Christmas tree lights are not worn or frayed.🚰 Add water to the tree stand regularly.Ensure all smoke alarms have been tested before the Christmas period. ... See MoreSee Less
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