Tees River Rescue

A dedicated team of volunteers

Our Approach

Why do we need Tees River Rescue?

The River Tees is a jewel in the crown of the Tees Valley. Making sure everyone can use the river safely and enjoy it is our primary aim.

Being able to provide an independent rescue facility alongside Fire & Rescue will help our emergency services and save lives.

Providing regular patrols helps to provide a visble safety presence and can prevent issues before they arise.

Providing education on water safety and increasing public awareness of basic self rescue.

Safety Patrols

Providing safety patrols at peak times to promote River Safety and educate people on River safety.


We offer a search capability to all emergency services and the public along the whole of the River Tees and have volunteers on call should be be needed.


Throughout our proactive work we will provide rescue to those that need it. We train in basic water rescue techniques and will continue our training as we progress and increase our volunteers.

Who We Are

We are a registered charity (charity number 1187247) with volunteers that deploy on our boat Adjutor to provide the following:

We are an independent rescue charity and receive no funding aside from public funding. We rely on the public’s support and generosity.