Drogheda River Rescue

Community Response Covid 19

🔹️🔹️Need Anything 🔹️🔹️ Were just a call away ☎️089 2505562📞 Our Volunteers are out and about daily helping people in the community and have been since the first lock down. We have delivered Food, Medication, Prescriptions, Provided lifts to test centre/doctors surgery’s, to Dublin hospital appointments. Delivered Ppe. We will continue to help the people …

2 successfull interventions tonight

2 Seperate Incidents, 2 Successful Prevention’s tonight. Around 2130hrs we were alerted to a incident on Dominic’s Bridge, Mobile 1 attended and noticed a Male in the middle of the bridge looking into the river, our suicide prevention crew spoke to him, reassured him and with the help of Drogheda Gardai he was escorted off …

River Dee, Ardee clean up

Today we spent the day in Ardee. Our Volunteers met up with Dave and his volunteers from Ardee litter watch. Our Volunteers entered the water behind Farrells factory beside the ramparts and worked their way down towards the Ardee link road. We removed any rubbish we came across in the water, which included bikes, bottles, …

Oil spill

Incident @1801 – update. Callout to a report of Oil or Diesel in the River near the football field in Mell. Crews attended the scene and patrolled both sides of the river to see if they could find the cause and assessed the situation. Louth County Council and fire service were alerted of the incident. …

National Volunteer Week 2020

Did you know that the Drogheda River Rescue and Recovery committee and members is made up of all volunteers. As it is National Volunteering Week, all of us in Drr know how essential volunteers have been to the development of the organisation since our foundation in 1972. Our Organisation was created by volunteers, from the …

Mornington Life buoys

Incident Mornington Mobile 1 was sent to the location to check. Thankfully all life-rings were fixed by the member of the public before we arrived, some are missing. We would urge everyone to report damaged or missing lifebuoys on the link attached, also ring the Gardai if you see someone interfering with them. We received …

Female rescued from Dominics Bridge

Incident 19.09.20 at 23.33hrs, **Female attempting to jump from Dominick’s Bridge**. While on suicide prevention patrol, we came across a female on the opposite side of the railings on Dominic’s Bridge. Our team assessed the situation and along with assistance from Drogheda Gardai we managed to safely get the female back over the railing. She …

Man falls at Skate Park

🚨 Incident 19.35hrs 10/09/20 Today 19:35hrs members of our crew responded to a man who had fallen onto the bank of the River along the skate park When our crew arrived the man was been helped to safety by a number of young teens from the skate park, (well done). One of our medics examined …

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today our Members attended St Peter’s Steps on West Street, and Also the Sosad event in the Augustinian Church to remember those affected by Suicide. As you all know Drogheda River Rescue operate a weekly Suicide Prevention Patrol, which since its formation has prevented hundreds of people from entering the water over the years. Unfortunately …

Stone threw at Volunteers/Life-rings damaged

🚨INCIDENT 7/9/20 Last night at approximately 11:55pm our crews came across a number of youths around mell football field with open containers and tampering with lifebuoys. Our crews immediately were met by the teenagers who grew violent towards the crew and had started to throw rocks and other objects at our emergency vehicles M1 & …