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

A huge congratulations to the fantastic girls and coaches from Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Waterford on their outstanding achievement today. U19 All Ireland Champions 🎉🎉🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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Rest In Peace Ashling, our thoughts and prayers are with Ashling’s family and friends at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
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The crews of Waterford City River Rescue CRBI continue to carry out searches of the River Suir. We ask that anyone with information pertaining to missing person Brian Kinsella to please contact Gardaí in Waterford at 051 305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Brian was last seen on the 17th of November we urge anyone with information to please come forward. ... See MoreSee Less
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📟📟 CALL OUT 📟📟The Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue earlier this evening. This was to respond to a call from An Garda Síochána to reports of a person threatening to enter the water at an unspecified location. Our crews were stood down by the Irish Coast Guard after carrying out a complete search. 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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The crews of Waterford City River Rescue CRBI continue to carry out searches of the River Suir. We ask that anyone with information pertaining to missing person Brian Kinsella to please contact Gardaí in Waterford at 051 305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. Brian was last seen on the 17th of November we urge anyone with information to please come forward. ... See MoreSee Less
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