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

2 days ago

Waterford City River Rescue CRBI

A beautiful Sunset on the River Suir captured by our crew member Stephen this evening. #LoveWaterford #river #waterford #waterfordcity #waterfordcityriverrescuecrbi1 #searchandrescue #crew#teamwork #sunset #sunsetphotography #waterfordireland #waterfordcity #beauty ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Waterford City River Rescue CRBI

A beautiful day for maintenance. #LoveWaterford #river #waterford #waterfordcity #waterfordcityriverrescuecrbi1 #searchandrescue #crew#teamwork ... See MoreSee Less

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At 17:52 this evening the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue. This incident was to respond to an incident involving a person in difficulty in the River Suir. Waterford City River Rescue and Waterford City Fire Service responded swiftly to this incident. The causality was successfully retrieved from the water by WCRR and Waterford City Fire Service. An Garda Síochána were also present at the scene. The casualty was handed over to Waterford Ambulance Station and transported to Waterford University Hospital. We wish the person involved a speedy recovery. Thank you to everyone involved in this evenings successful rescue. Thank you to the Irish Coast Guard for coordinating this evenings 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 here at Waterford City River Rescue, we would like to wish you all a safe and very Happy Easter. We want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and generosity towards Waterford City River Rescue. We know this is a very difficult time for everyone and we really appreciate your thoughts, prayers and kind words. 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. #24/7/365 #waterfordireland #volunteer #lovewaterford #searchandrescue #bestcrewever #teamwork #waterford #emergency #rescueboats
#LoveWaterford #waterfordcity #visitwaterford #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #waterfordcityriverrescuecrbi1 #waterford #dedication
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