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22/09/2021

Foyle Search and Rescue say they have recently dealt with 'a surge in incidents'

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Foyle Search and Rescue said they have recently dealt with 'a surge in incidents' and thanked the general public and the emergency services for their help during this time. A spokesperson for Foyle Search and Rescue said: "Foyle Search and Rescue have recently dealt with a surge in incidents. "We would like to acknowledge the assistance given to us by members of the public, either alerting, intervening or assisting our Duty andPager Teams. "We would like to acknowledge our colleagues in the Emergency services for their support and to CCTV. "If anyone has concerns please contact the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 999 who will in turn activate our Pager Teams who remain on call 24/7. "In the event of observing a person in the water there are 35 lifebelts now located along the river. On activating the Lifebelt please quote reference on the outside casing eg: Pappa Bravo, this enables our Teams to respond to an exact location. "Please find attached some helpful contact numbers.Thank You for your co- operation and continued support of FSR."
* Police (non emergency) 101 * Lifeline (24 hours) 0808 8088000 * Samaritans (24 hours free call) 116 123 * HURT (Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm) 02871 369696 * Zest (9am-5pm) 02871 266999 * Calms 02871 268698 * Childline (24 hours) 0800 11 11 * CRUSE 02871 262941 * StepChange Debt Charity (helpline) 0800 138 1111 * Altnagelvin Hospital (24 hours) 02871 345171 * Foyle Search and Rescue 02871 313800

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