Vital renovations for Foyle Search and Rescue base

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The Foyle Search and Rescue base has undergone vital renovations over the past number of months.

The group, who are based in Prehen, Derry, are as busy as ever, and have as many as 70 volunteers carrying out regular checks in the fast-flowing river Foyle.

The group continues to carry out various search and rescue missions in their battle to keep people safe from the dangerous Foyle waters.

Derry’s three bridges have been suicide blackspots for many years. The Foyle Bridge stands at 130 feet tall and is the largest suspension bridge on the island of Ireland, with many having jumped from the bridge over the years.

Head of Media Communications for Foyle Search and Rescue, Pat Carlin, has praised the generosity of the public, whose donations have made upgrades to their headquarters in the Waterside possible.

 

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