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

📟📟 CALL OUT 📟📟 Last night crews from Waterford City River Rescue and Waterford City Fire Service, were tasked by the Irish Coast Guard and An Garda Síochána, to assist in the search for a missing person in the area of Waterford City. Rescue boats were launched and carried out searches of the area. Crews were later stood down when the person was located safe and well on land. Thank you to everyone involved. 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.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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📟📟 CALL OUT 📟📟 In the early hours of this morning TheIrish Coast Guard tasked Waterford City River Rescue, this was an interagency response involving Waterford City Fire Service,Waterford Ambulance Station and An Garda Síochána. This tasking was to respond to a person in the water in the area of Rice Bridge In Waterford City. The person was successfully rescued from the water by Waterford City Fire Service, we wish the person involved a speedy recovery. Thank you to The Irish Coast Guard for coordinating this incident. Thank you to the members of the public who threw the lifebuoys and to all those who called 999/112, allowing for a swift response from emergency services. 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 02 ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosAs #StormIsha approaches the Coast Guard advises people to be mindful of the danger posed by large breaking waves and very windy conditions in coastal areas. For Storm updates check out @MetEireann ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy New Year from all the crew at Waterford City River Rescue.We hope 2024 brings everyone peace, health and happiness. We want to thank our crews for their unwavering dedication. We have responded to in excess of 28 emergency calls and taskings this year. Thank you everyone for the support and generosity that we receive. Your support and generous donations allow us to maintain our services. We thank our colleagues from all our emergency services for their dedication. 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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One more sleep until the “Croke Cup” we can’t wait 🎉Date for the diary: 31st December 2023 @ 14:00 in Kilmacow Sports Complex. The annual charity game, the Croke Cup is returning this year. This year’s event will involve club members from both the hurling and camogie clubs. There will be 4 teams from the North, South, East & West of Kilmacow. There will be a collection on the day for “Waterford City River Rescue” and the “Sports Complex”. Afterwards, the Croke family have invited all participants and supporters to Spinners Bar, Kilmacow where Souls of Erin will play live music. More news to follow in the coming days.......... ... See MoreSee Less
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