Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Michael Hickey

Michael Hickey

AS the engine stolen from a rescue boat belonging to Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue was located on Friday the voluntary group is appealing to the public to not interfere with lifesaving equipment. The up river boat was stolen on Sunday last from the marina in Carrick-on-Suir and while the boat was later recovered the engine worth over €2,000 was missing. After a major backlash directed at the culprits on Facebook, the River Rescue team were alerted that the engine had been recovered. Michael Hickey, member of the group, said “I think the publicity scared them and they decided to return it. I would appeal to the people who did this to have some cop-on, at some point it could be their family member of loved one that we are looking for in the river. These boats are hugely important and this type of behaviour is ridiculous.” For the full story see this week’s Waterford News & Star.

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