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#water safety

# water-safety - Friday 14 August, 2020

Paddleboarder (17) rescues child blown out to sea on inflatable swan off Scottish coast

The teenager was praised for his quick actions.

# water-safety - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast

A father and his three daughters got into difficulty in the water off Portsalon beach.

# water-safety - Friday 31 July, 2020

Over 1,000 people drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years

A new website has been launched to provide advice and tips on water safety to the public.

# water-safety - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

# water-safety - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise

It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.

# water-safety - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

'Get in, get out and warm up': Irish Water Safety issues advice ahead of traditional Christmas swims

An average of 127 people drown each year in Ireland.

# water-safety - Monday 24 December, 2018

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe

Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.

# water-safety - Saturday 21 July, 2018

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

# water-safety - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current

All three were taken to hospital.

# water-safety - Monday 25 June, 2018

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend

The incidents occurred in Dun Laoghaire and Killybegs.

# water-safety - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather

Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.

# water-safety - Saturday 2 June, 2018

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend

According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.

# water-safety - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock

Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.

# water-safety - Friday 30 March, 2018

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble

The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.

# water-safety - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze

There has been an increased trend of the use of mermaid tails while swimming in the UK.

# water-safety - Friday 18 August, 2017

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire

The Coast Guard said that it received a number of calls about the vehicles at Seapoint yesterday evening.

# water-safety - Saturday 12 August, 2017

A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year

Saving Lives at Sea airs at 8pm next Wednesday on BBC Two.

# water-safety - Sunday 6 August, 2017

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember

While temperatures out of the water can rise, the temperatures in the water rarely exceed 15C.

# water-safety - Friday 28 July, 2017

Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'

The man spent the night alone on his craft on Lough Derg after it went aground having slipped its moorings.

# water-safety - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip

One person was taken to hospital.

# water-safety - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

# water-safety - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

# water-safety - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

# water-safety - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc

The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.

# water-safety - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

# water-safety - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning

Clodagh had the awareness in her not to swim out and grab him immediately in case she got dragged down with him.

# water-safety - Thursday 9 March, 2017

'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers

Each year an average of 28 people drown accidentally around the Irish coast.

# water-safety - Monday 26 December, 2016

The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'

The death of one of their members this year emphasised the importance of the Irish Coast Guard.

# water-safety - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts

“Get in, get out, warm up.”

# water-safety - Friday 1 July, 2016

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters Summer Safety This post contains videos

Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters

The Coast Guard is particularly urging those who take part in shore-related activities to wear life jackets.

# water-safety - Sunday 26 June, 2016

'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss

Irish Water Safety are calling on the public to take greater care when swimming.

# water-safety - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs

The changing levels and pace of the water make reservoirs high risk places to swim.

# water-safety - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Brush with death: 'I was fighting for air, spitting out sea water as the waves broke over my head'

Colm Plunkett does not think he would be alive today if he had not been wearing a lifejacket.

# water-safety - Friday 21 August, 2015

If you're stung by a jellyfish this weekend, do NOT wee on it

A common myth, apparently.

# water-safety - Thursday 13 August, 2015

People had to be stopped jumping off a bridge on the M50 today

They were jumping into the canal below.

# water-safety - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

New area searched for man whose dad and girlfriend died in Cork drowning

The man is believed to be in his 20s.

# water-safety - Sunday 31 May, 2015

An average of 137 people drown in Ireland each year - how to protect yourself

An expert from Irish Water Safety has some practical tips for keeping all the family safe at the beach.

# water-safety - Friday 10 April, 2015

This is still a really STUPID thing to do

A group were seen jumping into the Liffey from the roof of a restaurant.

# water-safety - Friday 21 November, 2014

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

# water-safety - Monday 17 November, 2014

More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk

Men are twice as likely to drown as women.

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