Mallow Search and Rescue
Mallow search and rescue is a voluntary organisation based in Mallow, Co. Cork founded in 1983. We are involved in water based missing persons searches, as well as escort boats for water based events. We have been working in conjunction with our colleagues in the missing persons association since 2001. We currently have over thirty members, ranging from ten divers ,fifteen boat handlers to support personnel. We presently have four boats in mallow search and rescue, One seven Meter Rib and one Six Meter Rib one Zodiac and one smaller inflatable .
We have recently been donated a “C Max sonar side scan sonar” by the Brian O Tuama fund based in Ballyvourney at a cost of €28,800 and will shortly be undergoing training in the operation of the same.
We are optimistic that we will be in a position to put the side scan into use in searches by the end of July 2011 The organisation annually holds a fundraising raft race along the Blackwater river, from Mallow to Killavullen and all donations go towards the upkeep of the base and the equipment. The unit is a registered charity ,and all donations are greatly appreciated. We are always aiming to expand our organisation.
There are no paid Members in Mallow search and rescue or the missing persons association as all our members are voluntary.
Mallow search and rescue and the missing persons association will respond to those who request our services, be they members of a family of a missing person, other search and rescue organisations or state services.
Our services are free of charge, but in light of the demand we foresee for the use of service of our C Max sonar side scan we will hope that our fuel costs accommodation and food be provided for by those who request the services of the Sonar.
Call out for our services can be made by phoning John Wolfe C/O Mallow search and rescue at 0876353850, David O Donoghue 0833021511 or Kieran Horgan 0872230920 or David Linehan C/O missing persons association at 0879609885