Portglenone Community Rescue Service provide an invaluable service providing rural and urban search, water rescue and community support and education. Based in Portglenone, they work throughout Northern Ireland. They rely upon volunteers who are trained by team members and are on call for any emergency. This video from the Lowland Rescue Service highlights how important the work of the volunteers is.

Lowland Rescue – Search and Rescue in Numbers from Lowland Rescue on Vimeo.

Recently the Community Rescue Services were deployed today at the request of the PSNI to assist in the continuing search for a missing woman. Teams carried out searches on an extensive stretch of the North Down coast. The CRS Sonar was in operation again recently in the continuing search for a missing man in County Fermanagh.

Walkers and/or residents are advised to contact the PSNI should they see anything relating to these searches along the coastline. In the case of emergency please dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

If you would like more information about the Portglenone Community Rescue Service or would be willing to become a volunteer then click here to visit their Facebook Page and send them a message.