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

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At 04:04 this morning the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue to respond to an incident. Our crews were stood down minutes later as the situation was successfully resolved by An Garda Síochána. Well done to everyone involved in drawing a successful conclusion to this morning’s 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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It’s the 1st of March 2021 and it’s time to turn over your calendars. This month we would like to thank talented local photographer Owen O’Donohoe for allowing us his outstanding photograph “Morning Light” taken at Sunrise of the Historical Red Iron Bridge. Owen is also this year’s fabulous cover photograph, thank you so much for your support Owen. March is generously sponsored by Robert Thomson Funeral Directors located at 19 Barrack Street, one of Waterford's oldest and most professional services that has served the people of Waterford for generations. They can be contacted at 051 874159 or info@thomsonfunerals.ie ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Waterford City River Rescue CRBI

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At 13:58 this afternoon the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue. This was to respond to an incident in the vicinity of Rice Bridge. As our crews were preparing our lifeboat “Lenny O”we were stood down by the Irish Coast Guard prior to launch at 14:06. Thank you to everyone involved today and to the Irish Coast Guard for coordinating today’s 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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2 weeks ago

Waterford City River Rescue CRBI

From all the crew at Waterford City River Rescue, we would like to express our gratitude to Tesco Ireland, who gave us a generous donation from the Tesco Community Fund. This donation will go directly towards equipment and training for the crew of Waterford City River Rescue. Allowing us to maintain our 24/7/365 search and rescue service on the River Suir. Thank you to Tesco for showing us such wonderful support. We would like to thank our local community for your support during this difficult time. Your kind words and support mean the world to us. @tescoirl #TescoCommunityFund ... See MoreSee Less

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Today at 14:44 the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue, to reports of a person entering the River Suir. Our lifeboats “Lenny O” and “Trish Nell 2” were launched. An Intensive search of the area was conducted by Waterford City River Rescue, Waterford City Fire Service and Rescue 117. The person was located safe and well. All crews were stood down and returned to base. Thank you to An Garda Síochána and everyone involved. Thank you to the Irish Coast Guard for coordinating this 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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