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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# water safety
Taking a Christmas swim? Be careful, says Coast Guard
Heavy swells and high swells will make the seas a dangerous place tomorrow.
# Christmas
Forget the festive jumpers, get your loved ones a life jacket this Christmas
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.
# Drowning
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’.
# Local Heroes
"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.
# Missing
Search for missing man off Howth coast stood down
The man’s body has still not been recovered after he was seen in the water yesterday evening.
# Search
Police call off search for Polish man who was swept into the sea
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
Warm summer saw RNLI lifeboats launched 571 times
Warm weather and increased numbers in the water this summer dramatically increased the need for RNLI volunteer crews.
# Rescue
Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation
The crew got into trouble when the vessel’s nets became entangled in its propellers.
# Rescue
Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca River
A second person managed to get out of the water and raised the alarm.
# Search and Rescue
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.
# Philippines
Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster
The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.
# water safety
Who is more likely to wear a life jacket - a jet skier or paddle boarder?
New statistics from the Coast Guard show that there is 80 per cent compliance with life jackets in Dublin Bay.
# Your Say
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.
# water safety
Irish Coast Guard: Don't go in the water without a lifejacket like these two
The Coast Guard has released this picture in an attempt to ensure others wear lifejackets in the water.
# water safety
Water safety course 'should be compulsory in primary schools'
Irish Water Safety has emphasised the need for some water safety education to be made compulsory in schools – and a pool isn’t needed.
# Nuisance
Huge increase in jetskiers "tormenting" beachgoers - Coastguard
The coastguard service is warning jetskiers to stay out of designated swimming areas, amid a rise of around 40 per cent in such complaints.
# Lost and Found
Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach
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
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.
# water safety
Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree
The vessel struck an object under the waterline and was taking on water when lifeboats arrived.
# water safety
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.
# Rescued
Irish Coast Guard teams save 161 lives
Minister Leo Varadkar thanked the staff and volunteers at an event earlier today.
# luck's in
Man's lucky escape as rescue services spot river fall
Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery had been checking their equipment just across from spot where man fell into Boyne and rescued him within minutes.
# Tragedy
Two bodies found in Clare coast search
Small boat had been reported missing last night when it failed to return to Quilty. Bodies of two men were found after midday today.
# Search
Abandoned upturned boat found on Lough Derg
A rescue team is searching the area for any survivors.
# Rescue
Three hospitalised after recreational rubber dinghy capsizes in Killiney Bay
The Coast Guard helicopter and two Dún Laoghaire RNLI lifeboats were involved in the dramatic rescue of four people earlier this afternoon.
# Naked Adventurer
Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing
The ‘Naked Adventurer’, Keith Whelan, is forced to give up his attempt due to health concerns and damage to his boat.
# History Repeating
'Titanic II' cabin cruiser sinks on first voyage (no, seriously)
Shouldn’t there just be a rule against buying boats with the word ‘Titanic’ in the title?
# Naked Adventurer
Naked Irish rower rescued after sustaining head injury off Australia
Keith Whelan – the ‘Naked Adventurer’ – had been hoping to become the youngest man to row solo across the Indian Ocean.
Four-year-old boy in a critical condition after Galway swimming accident
Two lifeguards at Leisureland, Salthill performed CPR on the child for 30 minutes after he got into difficulty in the water.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday’s round-up of the evening’s top stories – and the interesting tidbits of the day.