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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Drowning

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'Mindless vandalism' of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk
Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service said replacing the life rings will incur a large financial cost.
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…
Brave fireman jumps off bridge to save drowning woman in Limerick
Fireman Eli Brace jumped in to the water to rescue the woman after the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter could not retrieve her.
One third of all drownings in the last 25 years recorded as suicide
The actual figure could be far higher, because of the number of of deaths in which the intention was recorded as ‘undetermined’.
Above and Beyond: Meet the lifesaving Luas driver who went back on duty after a dramatic rescue
Philip Redmond is one of 37 people from around the country receiving a Seiko ‘Just in Time’ award for rescuing people in near-drowning situations.
"The water rushes in awful fast - the kids wouldn't have been able to stand"
A Kerry fisherman who saved four children from a near-drowning incident during the July heatwave is among the recipients of this year’s national awards for lifesavers.
Dog thinks owner is drowning, so jumps into water to save him
Man’s best friend.
Woman drowns off Achill Island
The Coast Guard was at the scene within minutes after a report of a near drowning, but the woman had passed away.
Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone
The man’s body was recovered from the River Shannon.
Two-year-old boy dies in Waterford beach accident
The incident happened at Boatstrand near the village of Bunmahon in Waterford last night.
Coast guard can track boat users in new water safety app
The release of ISA SafeTrx comes as the Irish Coast Guard (ICG) reports a considerable increase in the amount of emergency call-outs its has received so far this year.
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about the Royal baby, a judgment against a government minister and tragedy on the roads and in the water.
Man in his 20s drowns in Castletownbere
It is believed the man may have lost his life in tragic circumstances.
Two children rescued after inflatable toy floats out to sea in Kerry
Irish Water Safety, the coast guard and gardaí have renewed their appeal for people to be extra vigilant when in the water.
Body of missing 65-year-old man found in Tipperary quarry
The 64-year-old was swimming in Ahenny quarry in Carrick-on-Suir.
Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?
Over 140 drown every year and Irish Water Safety said if people exercised more caution these deaths could be prevented.
Coveney: I've been to too many funerals and scenes of bodies brought ashore
Speaking to, Coveney spoke of the loss in his own family
Man, 24, drowns while swimming at Donegal beach
The incident happened at Maghera Beach in Ardara.
Young man drowns while swimming with a friend in Killarney
The man in his 20s had been swimming with a friend to a nearby island in Lough Leane this evening when he got into difficulty.
Boy drowns off Cork coast
The boy was swimming with a friend when the current swept him into the harbour.
Two drown in tragic Kildare and Limerick incidents
Gardaí have warned people to take extreme care when swimming in any body of water.
Hundreds of life-saving ring buoys go missing every month
The ringbuoys disappear from around the country – and Irish Water Safety say they have even heard of people using the rope from them as clotheslines.
Family of Bolger brothers ask for donations to RNLI instead of flowers
An RNLI lifeboat from Dunmore East recovered two of the three brothers after they went missing at sea on Wednesday.
Irish Coast Guard warns people to 'stay safe in the water' this summer
There have been 14 deaths by drowning in Irish waters so far this year.
Deaths of three brothers who drowned off Waterford coast a 'devastating loss'
Their fishing vessel was reported overdue yesterday evening when they failed to return to shore.
21-year-old dies in river Lee while swimming with friends
The man got into difficulty at about 1am this morning and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Evening Fix... now with added Simon Cowell egging
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Update: Man and 15-year-old boy drowned in Down quarry
The tragedy occurred in the seaside village of Annalong.
A child can drown in seconds in as little as an inch of water
Tips to ensure your children stay safe near water this summer.
Man dies of suspected drowning off Wexford coast
The 39-year-old man was brought from the water off Courtown Harbour this afternoon.
Body of young girl, 3, found on Cork beach
A man in his 50s also died in the incident.
DFA providing consular assistance after Irishman drowns in Croatia
The 28-year-old Irishman had been attending a music festival in the city of Pula.
Cork teen dies in Mallow drowning incident
The 19-year-old got into difficulty in the water on Saturday evening
Man dies in swimming incident at disused Kildare quarry
A young man has died after apparently getting into difficulty while swimming in a disused quarry in Co Kildare.
PSNI continue to question man over Derry drowning
PSNI officers have been granted a 36-hour extension to question a man about the death of a 21-year-old man over the weekend.
Indian ferry capsizes leaving 35 dead, 165 missing
State police said a ferry carrying hundreds of people broke into two pieces as it crossed one of Asia’s largest rivers.
Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose
The last report into the death of singer Whitney Houston attributes a nasal issue to ‘substance abuse’.
Whitney Houston died from drowning, coroner says
Heart disease and chronic cocaine use were contributing factors.