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# water-safety - Sunday 26 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 26th 2016, 7:15 AM 32,713 Views 4 Comments

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
# Start Of Summer
# Start Of Summer

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

Jun 4th 2016, 7:20 AM 10,942 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Saved
# Saved

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

Nov 7th 2015, 7:30 AM 19,541 Views 4 Comments

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
# Wibbly Wobbly
# Wibbly Wobbly

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

Aug 21st 2015, 4:40 PM 29,590 Views 19 Comments

A common myth, apparently.

# water-safety - Thursday 13 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 13th 2015, 4:38 PM 49,428 Views 42 Comments

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
# Baltimore
# Baltimore

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

Jul 1st 2015, 11:25 PM 48,394 Views 11 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

May 31st 2015, 8:40 AM 1,351 Views 39 Comments

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
# Warned
# Warned

This is still a really STUPID thing to do

Apr 10th 2015, 3:54 PM 45,087 Views 58 Comments

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...
# Water Supply
# Water Supply

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

Nov 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 12,994 Views 58 Comments

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
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

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

Nov 17th 2014, 2:30 PM 28,582 Views 11 Comments

Men are twice as likely to drown as women.

# water-safety - Friday 14 November, 2014

Man dies after seven people get into difficulty while kayaking
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Man dies after seven people get into difficulty while kayaking

Nov 14th 2014, 7:26 AM 18,914 Views 17 Comments

Three people were taken to hospital.

# water-safety - Thursday 28 August, 2014

RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour
# Maritime Safety
# Maritime Safety

RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour

Aug 28th 2014, 3:33 PM 9,732 Views 9 Comments

Over 25 tourists were on board the boat.

# water-safety - Friday 15 August, 2014

'Wonderful women': Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident
# Tragic
# Tragic

'Wonderful women': Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident

Aug 15th 2014, 2:36 PM 22,251 Views 17 Comments

Sisters Imelda Crew and Paula Buckley had been enjoying a holiday in Kerry.

# water-safety - Friday 8 August, 2014

Deadly Lion's mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay
# Jellyfish Alert
# Jellyfish Alert

Deadly Lion's mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay

Aug 8th 2014, 3:27 PM 47,013 Views 66 Comments

A young girl was rushed to hospital yesterday in Cork due to a severe reaction to a jellyfish sting.

# water-safety - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Coast Guard warns people to stay away from sea fog
# The Fog
# The Fog

Coast Guard warns people to stay away from sea fog

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:28 AM 13,313 Views 26 Comments

The alert comes after three girls were rescued from Sandymount beach.

# water-safety - Friday 18 July, 2014

Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran
# Trapped
# Trapped

Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran

Jul 18th 2014, 8:01 AM 11,685 Views 6 Comments

The teens had climbed down a cliff side and became trapped with they could not make their way back up.

# water-safety - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks
# Howth
# Howth

RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks

Jul 15th 2014, 8:44 AM 10,481 Views 11 Comments

No one was injured in the incident and the vessel was towed safely back to the harbour.

# water-safety - Monday 14 July, 2014

RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final
# World Class
# World Class

RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final

Jul 14th 2014, 7:41 AM 10,746 Views 7 Comments

The boat was taking on water near the Roadstone Jetty.

# water-safety - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Body taken from the sea off Donegal
# Donegal
# Donegal

Body taken from the sea off Donegal

Jun 28th 2014, 1:01 PM 10,266 Views 2 Comments

The man’s fishing vessel was spotted early this morning.

# water-safety - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Coast Guard warnings after children found in tiny dinghy off Dublin coast
# Rescue
# Rescue

Coast Guard warnings after children found in tiny dinghy off Dublin coast

Jun 24th 2014, 7:42 AM 19,769 Views 20 Comments

The two boys were wearing swimming armbands rather than life jackets.

# water-safety - Saturday 21 June, 2014

13-year-old dies after swimming accident
# RIP
# RIP

13-year-old dies after swimming accident

Jun 21st 2014, 8:55 PM 68,763 Views 100 Comments

Ricky Oasagi got into difficulty at around 6.15pm yesterday and passed away overnight.

Think before you jump in, 140 people drown in Ireland every year
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Think before you jump in, 140 people drown in Ireland every year

Jun 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 7,580 Views 5 Comments

Alcohol is a contributory factor in nearly a third of all drownings.

# water-safety - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Heading to the beach? These wristbands could help if your child gets lost
# Stay Safe
# Stay Safe

Heading to the beach? These wristbands could help if your child gets lost

Jun 17th 2014, 8:30 AM 10,563 Views 21 Comments

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 - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

These signs will help the Coast Guard get to people more quickly
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

These signs will help the Coast Guard get to people more quickly

May 21st 2014, 7:45 AM 9,830 Views 14 Comments

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.

# water-safety - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters
# Rescue
# Rescue

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters

May 6th 2014, 7:35 AM 11,393 Views 5 Comments

The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.

# water-safety - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'Mindless vandalism' of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

'Mindless vandalism' of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk

Apr 23rd 2014, 11:39 AM 10,686 Views 31 Comments

Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service said replacing the life rings will incur a large financial cost.

# water-safety - Monday 21 April, 2014

Two men rescued from Lough Derg
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Two men rescued from Lough Derg

Apr 21st 2014, 8:23 PM 21,758 Views 11 Comments

The father and son team got into difficulty this afternoon while kayaking.

# water-safety - Monday 24 March, 2014

Cute kid learns it's very difficult to eat with arm bands on
# No Mean F-eat
From The Daily Edge
# No Mean F-eat

Cute kid learns it's very difficult to eat with arm bands on

Mar 24th 2014, 2:45 PM 1,898 Views 0 Comments

He just wants his cookie. But fate is out to thwart him.

# water-safety - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers
# Shark Attack
# Shark Attack

Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers

Jan 2nd 2014, 8:00 PM 19,452 Views 47 Comments

Tagged sharks swimming off the south west coast of Australia will tweet an alert whenever they come close to a popular swimming area.

# water-safety - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay
# Rescue
# Rescue

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay

Jan 1st 2014, 8:45 PM 33,183 Views 103 Comments

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.

# water-safety - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Taking a Christmas swim? Be careful, says Coast Guard
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Taking a Christmas swim? Be careful, says Coast Guard

Dec 24th 2013, 2:49 PM 6,769 Views 12 Comments

Heavy swells and high swells will make the seas a dangerous place tomorrow.

# water-safety - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Forget the festive jumpers, get your loved ones a life jacket this Christmas
# Christmas
# Christmas

Forget the festive jumpers, get your loved ones a life jacket this Christmas

Dec 5th 2013, 6:50 AM 7,688 Views 9 Comments

The Irish Coast Guard is encouraging friends and family members of water lovers to get them a gift this year that could save their lives.

# water-safety - Saturday 30 November, 2013

One third of all drownings in the last 25 years recorded as suicide
# Drowning
# Drowning

One third of all drownings in the last 25 years recorded as suicide

Nov 30th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,002 Views 11 Comments

The actual figure could be far higher, because of the number of of deaths in which the intention was recorded as ‘undetermined’.

# water-safety - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"The water rushes in awful fast - the kids wouldn't have been able to stand"
# Local Heroes
# Local Heroes

"The water rushes in awful fast - the kids wouldn't have been able to stand"

Nov 13th 2013, 7:30 AM 18,031 Views 11 Comments

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.

# water-safety - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Search for missing man off Howth coast stood down
# Missing
# Missing

Search for missing man off Howth coast stood down

Oct 19th 2013, 12:17 PM 10,424 Views 2 Comments

The man’s body has still not been recovered after he was seen in the water yesterday evening.

# water-safety - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Police call off search for Polish man who was swept into the sea
# Search
# Search

Police call off search for Polish man who was swept into the sea

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:41 PM 13,197 Views 10 Comments

The man went missing in September during turbulent weather conditions. Members of the public came out in force to assist with the search.

# water-safety - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Warm summer saw RNLI lifeboats launched 571 times
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Warm summer saw RNLI lifeboats launched 571 times

Sep 24th 2013, 6:55 AM 2,618 Views 4 Comments

Warm weather and increased numbers in the water this summer dramatically increased the need for RNLI volunteer crews.

# water-safety - Friday 20 September, 2013

Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation
# Rescue
# Rescue

Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation

Sep 20th 2013, 3:18 PM 7,628 Views 4 Comments

The crew got into trouble when the vessel’s nets became entangled in its propellers.

# water-safety - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca River
# Rescue
# Rescue

Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca River

Sep 10th 2013, 7:24 AM 11,321 Views 18 Comments

A second person managed to get out of the water and raised the alarm.

# water-safety - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Coast guard can track boat users in new water safety app
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Coast guard can track boat users in new water safety app

Aug 22nd 2013, 12:30 PM 5,189 Views 11 Comments

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.