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***4 Incidents in a Week***

Earlier this evening our rescue crews successfully rescued a person from the river bringing the total to four suicide related incidents on the river over the past week. Our boat launched to a person on Rice Bridge yesterday and provided cover while the person was talked to by An Garda Síochána. Last Saturday night, suicide prevention patrol teams […]

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RIP Captain Dara Fitzpatrick

Today we joined with numerous SAR groups and Irish Coast Guard units from around the country at the funeral of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick in Glencullen. Described by her colleagues at Rescue 117 as “Daughter, Sister, Mum, Friend and Hero”. On this sad day we think of those crew members still missing, Paul, Mark and Ciaràn […]

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***Man enters the river suir ***

At 9:50 p.m last night customers from the Waterford Marina Hotel saw a man climb over the wall and entering the River Suir. They rang 999 and alerted the hotel’s staff. Our volunteers immediately launched the rescue boat and recovered the man at the Waterford Boat Club marina. The casualty was partially clothed and had […]

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****Missing person recovered ****

Today during the 4th day of the multi agency search for a missing person a body has been recovered by our colleagues in Dunmore East Coast Guard. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased persons family this evening. May they rest in peace. We would like to commend the work carried out by all […]

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** A STOLEN RINGBUOY **

*** A STOLEN RINGBUOY = A STOLEN LIFE! THINK BEFORE TAMPERING!*** During their Suicide Prevention Patrols last night, our crews retrieved 16 ringbuoys from the water and surrounding areas. These ringbuoys were tampered with and then discarded into the river by individuals who probably thought it was a great idea at the time but do […]