Welcome to the Waterford City River Rescue Website

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.

Welcome to Waterford City River Rescue. We are a non-profit organisation which 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 to 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

While doing some essential maintenance today one of our crew made a new friend 🦢 🦢 Our dedicated crew are constantly maintaining our essential equipment to make sure that everything is always in perfect order. The crews of Waterford City River Rescue are always ready to respond 365/24/7

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.
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📟📟 CALL OUT 📟📟

At 07:38 this morning the Irish Coast Guard activated Waterford City River Rescue and Waterford City Fire Service to respond to reports of a person entering the water at the Clock Tower in Waterford City. All crews preformed a search of the area until it was confirmed that the person had been located safe and well. Our crews returned to our base station “The Wellboy” where they were stood down by The Irish Coast Guard. Thank you to the Irish Coast Guard and An Garda Síochána for coordinating this incident. Well done and thank you to everyone involved with this mornings incident.

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.
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Happy New Year from all our crew at Waterford City River Rescue CRBI. We would like to thank everyone, friends, family, sponsors and supporters for your continued support throughout the year. We are delighted to share the first month of our 2021 Calendar. Thank you to Hugh MCConnell Photography for this wonderful photograph taken of ‘Colligan’s Woods”. The month of January 2021 has been sponsored by McConnell Brothers Limited. Waterford’s Main Toyota dealership. For all Toyota or car needs give them a call at 051 874037. We would also like to thank all our fantastic sponsors who have helped with production costs and sale of our 2021 Calendar. We would like to thank Owen O’Donohoe for this years unbelievably beautiful cover photo of our historic city, titled “Reflections”. If you don’t have a copy already there are a small amount in Coady's Centra Farran Pk(Centra Farren Park, Waterford and Murphy's Centra(Saint Johns Park, Waterford)

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Waterford City River Rescue CRBI

Happy New Year from all the crew at Waterford City River Rescue. We know it’s a little different this year but we hope 2021 brings everyone peace, health and happiness. We want to thank you all for you unwavering support during this very difficult year. We have lots for fun and exciting new events coming in 2021. Stay safe everyone and let’s look after each other through all this.

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.
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