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

📟📟 CALL OUT 📟📟
At 01:09 this morning the Irish Coast Guard activated the pagers of Waterford City River Rescue. This incident was to respond to an incident involving a person in distress located at the Clock Tower Marina. Our crews responded, the individual was removed from the Marina and handed over to An Garda Síochána. Thank you to the Irish Coast Guard for coordinating this mornings 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.

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 341 900
ALONE 0818 222 024
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5 days ago

Waterford City River Rescue CRBI

🌙Our crews were out early this morning for Darkness Into Light 2021🌞

Never ever feel alone, if you need help

Samaritins: Call 116 123 Text 087-2609090
Pieta House : 1800 247 247
Text HELP 51444

You do not have to struggle in silence.

Our private messages are always open.

Well done to everyone who braved the weather and took part 👏
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Good luck to everyone taking part in Darkness Into Light 2021. Although we still have to stay apart we can come together in spirit and do our part as our community to raise awesomeness and show our support for Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm and Electric Ireland giving the gift of hope to all those affected by suicide in Ireland. ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to May everyone, we hope you are all keeping safe and well. May’s fabulous photograph was taken by talented local photographer Damien Jackson, capturing the rugged beauty of “The Copper Coast Cliffs”. The month of May is generously sponsored by Friends of the Earth Skip Hire. Friends Of The Earth is Waterford’s leading skip hire, waste management, disposal and recycling company. They provide an efficient service and offer the most competitive skip hire prices in Waterford City and Waterford County. For more details call 051-373832. Located at Six Cross Roads Business Park, Waterford, Waterford ... See MoreSee Less

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