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

๐Ÿ“Ÿ๐Ÿ“Ÿ CALL OUT ๐Ÿ“Ÿ๐Ÿ“ŸIn the early hours of this morning the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue. This call was to reports of a person in distress in the area of Rice Bridge. Crews from Waterford City River Rescue responded and were stood down by the Irish Coast Guard prior to launch, this incident was brought to a successful conclusion by members of An Garda Sรญochรกna. 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 at 999/112 so the relevant services can be dispatched promptly. Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Canals, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard who will dispatch the services needed to the scene, Please do not assume somebody has already made that call. ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking for something to do with the kids on Bank Holiday Monday, June 3rd? Why not call in to Waterford Garda Station between 1pm and 4pm and meet some of the Emergency Services and see the Station.Also we are holding a quiet hour (no emergency lights or sirens) from 1pm to 2pm for anyone with sensory issues.Everyone welcome!#OpenDay #communityengagagement #KeepingPeopleSafe #waterford ... See MoreSee Less
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Well done to everyone who took part in Darkness Into Light - Waterford. Our crews were out to support everyone taking part. Well done and thank you for all the waves and smiles. Our crew were up to catch the Northern Lights over Waterford ... See MoreSee Less
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๐Ÿ“Ÿ๐Ÿ“Ÿ CALL OUT ๐Ÿ“Ÿ๐Ÿ“Ÿ Last night Waterford City River Rescue were tasked to an incident to respond to a report of a person in distress in the area of River Suir. This was a multi agency emergency Involving Waterford City Fire Service, Rescue 117, Waterford Ambulance Station, An Garda Sรญochรกna, the Irish Coast Guard and Waterford City River Rescue . An extensive search was carried out of the area. The person was later located safe and well on land. Thank you to everyone involved and to MRCC 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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In the early hours of this morning the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue. This was to a person in distress in the area of the Red Iron Bridge. This incident was resolved and we were stood down prior to launch. Thank you to everyone involved.We would like to reiterate the absolute importance of an early call to the Emergency Services at 999/112 so the relevant services can be dispatched promptly. Please remember if you see anyone in difficulty on our Lakes, Canals, Rivers or Coast, Call 999 or 112 and ask for The Irish Coast Guard who will dispatch the services needed to the scene, Please do not assume somebody has already made that call. ... See MoreSee Less
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