Foyle Search and Rescue are delighted to announce that following a recent application to the DAERA Rural Community Rescue Scheme, we will be receiving funding to help advance our operations and specifically, our sonar capabilities.
Our sonar team have been researching advances in their field for quite some time and have been specifically looking at multi beam sonar technology in helping to improve our search capability as an organisation.
This multi beam upgrade would cost a total of £159,000, of which £151,554 will be funded by DAERA. We, as a charity, will fund the remainder.
We are delighted to have been awarded such a significant investment. It is an incredible step forward for us as a charity and for the local community and we would like to thank DAERA for their support.