FOR EMERGENCIES CALL:   *16  or  1-800-267-7270 or VHF Channel 16

Volunteers saving lives on the water

The Brighton Marine Rescue (BMR) is a marine rescue unit located at the Bay Street Municipal Marina in Presqu’ile Bay. As a registered federal charity and provincial not-for-profit organization dedicated to Saving Lives on the Water, we provide Search and Rescue services free of charge to anyone who requires assistance. In operation for over 15 years and entirely staffed by local volunteers, we provide our services 24/7 throughout the boating season (mid April - mid October). 

Working with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and allied agencies (including the Brighton Fire Department, 424 Squadron, OPP, Cobourg Coast Guard and Wellington Auxiliary Coast Guard), we provide on-water coverage to offshore areas of the Municipality of Brighton, Township of Cramahe and portions of both the Municipality of Quinte West and Prince Edward County.  In total, we provide search and rescue services covering over 1500  square kilometres including Lake Ontario from Colborne to the Murray Canal to the US border, Weller’s Bay and Presqu’ile Bay. 

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