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

Waterford Haven Hubis open tonight from 10pm to 2am at 28A Mary Street. If your struggling, need someone to talk to or are feeling suicidal,they have trained volunteers who can help. Their patrol team will be out from 11pm to 2am. Their number is 087 4088911. Please share. ... See MoreSee Less
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Sone fantastic photos taken by our crew member Adam. 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.#waterfordcrbi #waterfordcityriverrescuecrbi1 #waterfordcity #CRBI #irishcoastguard #SARfamily #summer #BeSummerReady#FloatToLive #respectthewater#staysafe #lifeboat#emergencyservices #rescue ... See MoreSee Less
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A massive thank you to Waterford Responder Wfrg who carried out a training session at our Base Station yesterday. Wonderful to have you all aboard 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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We were delighted to welcome Paul, Tommy and Ed from the amazing Dominic Hearne Memorial Evening, to our base station “The Wellboy” on this glorious day.From everyone here at Waterford City River Rescue we want to express our gratitude to all the organisers, participants and supporters who made the evening in memory of Dominic possible. We are speechless at the unbelievable amount of money that was raised and absolutely humbled and honoured to be recipients of a massive donation of €4410. Thank you everyone 💙💙 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.#waterfordcrbi #waterfordcityriverrescuecrbi1 #waterfordcity #CRBI #IrishCoastGuard #SARFamily #Summer #BeSummerReady#FloatToLive #RespectTheWater#StaySafe #Lifeboat#EmergencyServices #Rescue #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less
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