|Phone:||+44 2871 313800|
|Foyle Search & Rescue|
|Address :||Victoria Road 20|
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Foyle Search and Rescue is a registered, voluntary based charity, operating in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland, but cover search and rescue operations UK and Ireland wide when required.. Foyle Search and Rescue was set up by local people in 1993 in response to the alarmingly high number of drownings in the river (30 within 18 months) and has adopted the role of preventing suicide and supporting families in the City.
Our aim is to reduce the number of people who die through drowning in the River Foyle – one of the coldest and fastest flowing rivers in Europe.
Our volunteers are from the local community and selflessly give up hours of their personal time every week to help those in need
We patrol the river on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, identified peak times of need, from 9.30pm to 3.00am, engaging with people in distress, maintaining lifebelts and saving lives.
We have an Emergency Response Pager Team, made up of 15 dedicated volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for incidents and emergencies outside of patrol times. This team are paged by the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) to respond to potential suicide.