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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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# water safety
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.
# Hero
'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.
# Swimming
'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
# Dún Laoghaire
Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc
The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.
# rescue 116
While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach
The two Finnish tourists were uninjured.
# Against All Odds
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
'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.
# Irish Coast Guard
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.
# natural high
Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts
“Get in, get out, warm up.”
# summer safety
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
'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.
# Start Of Summer
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.
# Saved
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.
# Wibbly Wobbly
If you're stung by a jellyfish this weekend, do NOT wee on it
A common myth, apparently.
# Bridges
People had to be stopped jumping off a bridge on the M50 today
They were jumping into the canal below.
# Baltimore
New area searched for man whose dad and girlfriend died in Cork drowning
The man is believed to be in his 20s.
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.
# warned
This is still a really STUPID thing to do
A group were seen jumping into the Liffey from the roof of a restaurant.
# Water Supply
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
More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk
Men are twice as likely to drown as women.
# Wicklow
Man dies after seven people get into difficulty while kayaking
Three people were taken to hospital.
# Maritime Safety
RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour
Over 25 tourists were on board the boat.
# Tragic
'Wonderful women': Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident
Sisters Imelda Crew and Paula Buckley had been enjoying a holiday in Kerry.
# jellyfish alert
Deadly Lion's mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay
A young girl was rushed to hospital yesterday in Cork due to a severe reaction to a jellyfish sting.
# the fog
Coast Guard warns people to stay away from sea fog
The alert comes after three girls were rescued from Sandymount beach.
# Trapped
Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran
The teens had climbed down a cliff side and became trapped with they could not make their way back up.
# Howth
RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks
No one was injured in the incident and the vessel was towed safely back to the harbour.
# World Class
RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final
The boat was taking on water near the Roadstone Jetty.
# Donegal
Body taken from the sea off Donegal
The man’s fishing vessel was spotted early this morning.
# Rescue
Coast Guard warnings after children found in tiny dinghy off Dublin coast
The two boys were wearing swimming armbands rather than life jackets.
13-year-old dies after swimming accident
Ricky Oasagi got into difficulty at around 6.15pm yesterday and passed away overnight.
# water safety
Think before you jump in, 140 people drown in Ireland every year
Alcohol is a contributory factor in nearly a third of all drownings.
# stay safe
Heading to the beach? These wristbands could help if your child gets lost
The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.
# water safety
These signs will help the Coast Guard get to people more quickly
The signs has its location displayed on it to help tourists or those unfamiliar with an area help emergency services to find a person in trouble.
# Rescue
Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters
The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.
# water safety
'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.
# water safety
Two men rescued from Lough Derg
The father and son team got into difficulty this afternoon while kayaking.
# no mean f-eat
Cute kid learns it's very difficult to eat with arm bands on
He just wants his cookie. But fate is out to thwart him.
# shark attack
Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers
Tagged sharks swimming off the south west coast of Australia will tweet an alert whenever they come close to a popular swimming area.
# Rescue
Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay
In a separate incident, reports in Howth of a person being washed off the west pier into the water were found to be a false alarm.