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

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


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  • 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.

    https://www.wlrfm.com/2020/01/02/busiest-christmas-for-waterford-volunteer-rescue-group/


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,069 Hoffmans
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    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.


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