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Scottish Local Authorities Have Inconsistent 'Ad Hoc' Approach to Water Safety – RoSPA
#watersafety – In Scotland, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has found Scottish local authorities have an inconsistent "ad hoc" approach to water safety despite a high rate of drownings. A ground-breaking study by the UK's leading…
European Lifesaving Championships Silver & Bronze for Ireland
#lifesaving – Ireland has won a silver and bronze medals in the European Lifesaving Championships in the towns of Noordwijk and Den Haag, Holland. The Team Bronze was won in the Simulated Emergency Rescue Competition by Triona Mc Menamin from…
Were you Rescued in the Last 60 Years By One of the Royal Navy's Helicopters?
#royalnavy – In 1953, the Royal Navy's helicopter search and rescue service was founded, making 2013 its 60th anniversary of saving lives at sea and on land. And it's looking for help from people around the UK and Ireland. To…
#Rescue - RTÉ News reports that a large group of children in a sailing course were rescued today (Monday 12 August) when their boats were caught in a surprise swell in Sligo Bay. The 17-strong group of children ages 9…
Safety on the Water Urged by RNLI This Bank Holiday Weekend
#rnli – As the August Bank Holiday weekend gets underway, the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, is encouraging anyone thinking of using the water, to bear safety in mind. Whether the sun shines or the rain pours,…
Lifeguards Rescue 559 Swimmers During Heat Wave
#rescue – The CEO of Irish Water Safety, John leech is urging the public to use the Local Authority manned lifeguarded bathing places to ensure there are no more tragedies this summer. Take heed of advice given by the lifeguards and…
80% of Drownings Occur Close to Home
#drownings – Irish Water Safety is appealing to the public to swim at Lifeguarded waterways and to stay within their depth when swimming at any other bathing areas. Drownings often happen quickly and silently with 80% of drownings occurring close to…
Public Vigilance Urged After Lifebuoy Vandalised in Limerick City
#watersafety – Limerick City Council is urging members of the public to report damaged, stolen, missing or retrieved ringbuoys after a lifebuoy box and pole were vandalised at Athlunkard Bridge. A member of a local boat club last night reported…
Lifeguards Come To Seán Bán's Rescue in Coastal Drama
#Rescue - RTÉ's veteran voice of the Gaeltacht was rescued by beach lifeguards while swimming at Spanish Point in Co Clare earlier this week. The Irish Independent reports that Seán Bán Breathnach was believed to be caught in a rip…
Elderly Woman Survives Fall From Europe's Highest Sea Cliff
#Rescue - An elderly woman was rescued on Thursday 11 July after slipping off the highest sea cliff in Europe. The Belfast Telegraph reports that 71-year-old Vera Flynn became separated from her sister while walking the cliff path at Slieve…
Castlerock RNLI Lifeguards Rescue Family of Six From Rip Current
#Rescue - Castlerock RNLI lifeguards rescued a family of six after they got into difficulty on the town’s seaside beach in Co Derry yesterday (7 July). Senior RNLI lifeguard Gordon Clark was patrolling busy Castlerock beach when at he noticed…
Teen Rescued From Howth Cliff Edge
#Rescue - reports that 15 members of the Irish Coast Guard's Cliff Rescue Unit were involved in the rescue of a 16-year-old boy trapped on a cliff edge on Howth Head in North Dublin on Saturday evening (6 July).…
New Emergency Info System Put Through Its Paces
#Rescue - The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI were among the emergency services putting some new communication technology to the test last month. As reports, the emergency exercise in Malahide Estuary was designed to test the effectiveness of…
Navy Tows Stricken Norwegian Yacht To Shore
#Rescue - RTÉ News reports that a Norwegian couple have been rescued after their yacht suffered damage off the south coast. The vessel sailed by the couple in their late 60s apparently dismasted some 160 miles off the Cork coast…
Kerry Calls Emergency Workers For 'Heroes Week' This June
#Rescue - Emergency workers with Irish heritage from all over the world are being invited to celebrate Heroes Week in Tralee this June. As part of The Gathering 2013 initiative, the chiefs of Co Kerry's emergency services will welcome first…
Five Rescued From Stranded Fishing Vessel Off West Cork
#Rescue - The Irish Times reports on the rescue of five fishermen of West Cork this morning (21 February) after their fishing trawler was stranded in strong coastal winds. RNLI Castletownbere's lifeboat crew responded to the trawler Anders Nees after…

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