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Why are there two river rescue patrols in Waterford City rather than one?

  • 02-01-2020 12:40pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun
    Registered User

    I saw some comments online from people giving out about Waterford Marine Search and Rescue. It was under a WLRFM article. It prompted me to ask why is there two river rescue services rather than one unified structure?

    There was very unfair criticism aimed MSR and it was disappointing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle

    WMSAR is a volunteer run service,and the Waterford fire brigade have a service on the river also.

    Can you link to the article on WLR please?

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle

    I cant see anyone giving out on those comments ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,153 ✭✭✭ friendlyfun
    Registered User

    I cant see anyone giving out on those comments ?

    They've been deleted. I saw some of them and they were in very bad taste it seemed to me

  • Registered Users Posts: 209 ✭✭ Tarzann
    Registered User

    I was told that the original group Waterford City River Rescue was not active enough for some of their members, with too much emphasis on politics and a lot of talking rather than doing.

    WMSAR was set up as a result of this and has grown at an incredible rate, including the superb suicide patrols year-round on weekend (and other busy) nights.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,069 Hoffmans
    Registered User

    Number of lives saved over the Christmas, top professional work from all volunteers involved,

    It's a disgrace they have to raise their own funds for this essential service ,with no help from wcc

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr

    What's the dynamic between the two organisations? Do they both respond? As for the number of times they are needed it's pretty dismal.

    Dark days, drink, despair and a handy river.