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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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**Call Out – 07/08/16 At 05:50 am**

***Call Out – 07/08/16 At 05:50 am*** Waterford Gardaí intervene with a male attempting to enter the River Suir to end his life by suicide by drowning. Waterford Marine Search and Rescue, launched our rescue boat to assist Waterford Gardaí with an incident on Rice Bridge in the early hours of this morning. Crews were […]

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HikeCycle 2016

This Saturday July 23rd is HikeCycle 2016. In Aid of Waterford Marine Search and Rescue and Carrick Search and Rescue. Hike only, Cycle only or do both 🙂 To make sure that HikeCycle 2016 is a safe event, we have a strict speed limit in place during the cycle of (20-22kph). We understand that some […]

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Day Tripper Festival Waterford

Our crews attended the Daytripper festival here in Waterford City over the weekend for our bucket collection. Christy Dignam and Billy Mcguinness of Aslan decided to pitch in and give a helping hand with our crews. 😀 We would like to thank the kindness of the people of Waterford who’s generosity and good wishes at […]

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Thank you Four Star Pizza

Waterford Marine Search and Rescue would like to thank Michael and all the crew at Four Star Pizza Waterford for their very generous donations of piping hot pizzas every weekend to all our crews to keep them warm as they carry out their Suicide Prevention Patrols.

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**100th intervention by WMSAR volunteers**

**100th intervention by WMSAR volunteers** As volunteers prepared to stand down on their suicide prevention patrol last night, they observed a person climb over the railings on Rice Bridge. The land crews and the rescue boat proceeded to the person immediately. Contact was made with the individual who appeared very upset and confirmed that they […]