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River rescue heroes left high and dry; SHUTDOWN.


AN emergency service which has rescued hundreds of people has had its base condemned as unsafe.

Volunteers are forced to change into wetsuits outdoors after Drogheda River Rescue crews were left homeless.

Chairman Alan Floyd said: "We knew this day would come, we have been here since 1972 and it was inevitable we would have to go. "Since we started we have responded in excess of 1,000 call-outs. The Boyne is a treacherous place and has claimed too many lives."

Town clerk Joan Martin said the building on Horse Lane was unsafe.

The group meets with the council this week and is "hopeful" it will be able to provide it with an alternative site along the river bank.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 13, 2010
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