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York Rescue Boat is an independent lifeboat and search and rescue team based in York, North Yorkshire. Our work centres around the Rivers Ouse and Foss in York.

Uniquely we work to make the city safer by carrying out combined patrols by boat and on foot at high-risk times every weekend throughout the year as opposed to just responding to emergency calls.

Our team is on call 24 hours a day to provide assistance and specialist equipment to both the police and fire service.

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of members of the public, every member of the team are volunteers with no paid staff. This ensures all money donated to York Rescue Boat goes straight back into equipping our team, continuing our work and funding our youth education program.

Established in April 2019 after the tragic death of Sonny Ferry, the Ferry family are aiming to raise enough money to fund a new lifeboat


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