Summary of Foyle Search and Rescue Incidents – 2014

Foyle Search and Rescue was set up in 1993 in response to the number of lives lost to the river Foyle.

During 2014 its volunteers gave 10,000+ of hours of unpaid service to the local community.

During this period Foyle Search and Rescue were involved in a total of 191 incidents.

Volunteers rescued 18 people from the river.

Sadly we returned the bodies of 4 people to their families.

There were 74 instances where distressed people were taken away from river’s edge or bridges.

We approached a further 94 people we thought may have needed our help.

In addition, volunteers carried out 1 animal rescue.

This would not have been possible without the continued generosity of both the local community and statutory agencies, for which we are extremely grateful.

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