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.