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

5 days ago

Waterford City River Rescue CRBI
A fabulous day on the River Suir. Thank you to our crew member Neil for the wonderful photos. #waterford #waterfordcity #waterfordcityriverrescuecrbi1 #wcrr #river #instaphoto #nofilter #teamworkmakesthedreamwork ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to June everyone time to turn over the page of you 2021 calendar, we hope you are all safe and well. June’s wonderful photograph is titled “Early Morning Arrival”. This fantastic photograph was kindly given to us by Captain Darren Doyle of the Port of Waterford. We would also like to thank the Port of Waterford Company for generously sponsoring the month of June 2021. For further information on the Port of Waterford please contact: 3rd Floor, Marine Point, Belview Port, Slieverue, Waterford Tel: (051) 874907 email: mailto:info@portofwaterford.com Many thanks to you all for your continued support to WCRR. ... See MoreSee Less
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📟📟 CALL OUT 📟📟At 06:22 this morning the Irish Coast Guardactivated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue. This incident was to respond to reports of a person entering the river at Rice Bridge. Our crews launched shortly after being alerted. The casualty was recovered successfully from the water by Waterford City Fire Service and handed over to Waterford Ambulance Station. Also in attendance were An Garda Síochána. Well done to all emergency services involved in another successful rescue and for their fantastic response.Thank you to the Irish Coast Guard for coordinating this mornings incident. We would like to wish the person involved a speedy recovery.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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www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11403890_andrew-hepburn-s-page.htmlPlease like share & tag for your chance to win €150 retail voucher for DG Foods Retail. We at DG Foods are looking forward to our sponsorship and participation in the Waterford Virtual Viking Marathon 2021We are celebrating our 1st year of business under the DG Foods Ltd Retail & Food Service Wholesale, we are putting together a team of staff customers friends & family to participate in the event and have chosen Waterford City River Rescue as our fundraising partner please click the donation link below. www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11403890_andrew-hepburn-s-page.htmlWaterford City River Rescue is a non-profit organisation which was established in 2006. Thry are a voluntary Search & Rescue service, and depend on sponsorship and donations from the public to maintain their night-and-day service along the River Suir. They are a full member of the Community Rescue Boats of Ireland (C.R.B.I.). This is a national umbrella group for independent voluntary rescue boats and is under the control of Irish Water Safety. In addition to being a member of the C.R.B.I. They are a Declared Facility of the Irish Coast Guard which designates voluntary units such as WCRR to provide cover in areas not covered by their stations. Their main area of responsibility is the 15-mile stretch of the River Suir from Cheekpoint to Mount Congreve. They can of course be tasked beyond this area if the Irish Coast Guard requires. All crews carry pagers which enable them to respond to any call from the Irish Coast Guard within minutes. Waterford City River Rescue responds to an average of 30 Call Outs annually, making us them one of Ireland’s busiest stations. ... See MoreSee Less
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