WHILE the city of Derry sleeps each night, the volunteers at Foyle Search and Rescue work are patrolling the walk ways and shoreline saving lives and keeping people safe.
This selfless work continued unabated during the first month of the year with over incident a day needing FSR intervention, help and support.
Its sterling work in January has prevented more tragedies and more heartache for families.
FSR deserves are continued support in protecting the lives of those most vulnerable in our society who have lost all hope of life.
In a statement on its Facebook page, FSR say: “Our Duty Teams & Pager Team dealt with a total of 32 incidents during the month of January.
“Seventeen people were brought back from the Railings or Rivers edge.
“Fifteen people who were in distress were dealt with & immediately taken to a place of Safety.
“Foyle Search & Rescue volunteers carry out duties on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights.
“They are supported by an Emergency Response Team who remain on call 365 days of the year.
“FSR teams maintain the Charities main aim of the Preservation of life via prevention, intervention & post vention.
“Conducting Patrols & providing Awareness via presentations to varied Groups in and outside of our local community as we have done for 25 years.
“FSR would like to thank the public and our Community for the support shown to us & for your kind remarks passed to our volunteers while carrying out their varied roles.
“Lastly Thank You to all of our dedicated volunteers who carry out there fundraising & duties with professionalism, dignity & dedication week in week out.”
Thank you Foyle Search and Rescue for all the hard work you do on behalf of the city in keeping people safe from harm.