About us

Established in 2018, Merseyside Water Rescue is a vital service to the community

Volunteer-based Search and Rescue charity operating our rescue boat around the Liverpool docks. We also provide proactive water safety and drowning prevention to those in need. Merseyside Water Rescue are the only Dedicated Safety Boat on the South Liverpool Docks.

Treat the Water with respect!‚Äč

Ian Milburn

Founder, Merseyside Water Rescue

Serving the Community & Saving Lives

Merseyside Water Rescue need your help – we’re raising funds to finally purchase a home for our team! We’re a local volunteer-based Search and Rescue charity and our aim is to preserve life in and around water. We operate our rescue boat around the Liverpool docks every Friday and Saturday night, also providing proactive water safety/drowning prevention advice to those in need. We aim to be there in those vital few minutes between a person entering the water and the arrival of the emergency services when the risk to life is greatest through cold water shock and drowning.

100 incidents

Merseyside Water Rescue attend on average 100 incidents per year

Help us with our goal!

We’re raising funds to purchase a home for our team! We currently operate without a base, our volunteers are at the mercy of the elements during our shifts. This will improve conditions for our volunteers and help us further support the community.