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Teen Rescued After Falling Into River Boyne
#Rescue - The Irish Independent reports that a 13-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into the River Boyne in Drogheda last night (28 December). It's believed the boy had been playing close to the edge of the river opposite…
Driver Rescued On Achill Island As Car Goes Into Deep Water
#Rescue - The Irish Times reports on a "lucky escape" in Co Mayo yesterday (22 December) after a car plunged into deep water on Achill Island. The driver of the vehicle was quickly rescued by the island's Irish Coast Guard unit…
Climbers Rescued From Glendalough After Falling In Water
#Rescue - TheJournal.ie reports that two climbers were rescued after falling into the water at the Upper Lake of Glendalough in Co Wicklow yesterday (Monday 25 November). The two men had managed to get themselves out of the water near…
New Irish Built Search & Rescue Craft Capsize Tested with Designer Inside
The Cork Harbour based Safehaven Marine, specialist builders of pilot boats and rescue vessels have undertaken probably an industry first, by capsizing their latest Interceptor 48 Pilot / S.A.R. vessel in a live condition with two crew inside during the…
Irish Water Safety's National Awards Honour 37 Rescuers
#watersafety – Thirty-seven rescuers from twenty-two dramatic near-death incidents will receive recognition at Irish Water Safety's National Awards Ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday 19th November 2014, from 3pm to 5pm. Thirty-six lives were saved from drowning through the brave…
US Marine Expert Disagrees With RYA Position on Distress Flares
#flares – US marine writer Joan Wenner saw Afloat.ie's story on the RYA's position on distress flares. Flares have outlived their usefulness in an age of modern water safety technology, says theRoyal Yachting Association - which is urging British authorities to drop the requirement for flares…
Arctic Training for Small Craft Mariners at National Maritime College of Ireland
#arctic – Cork Institute of Technology, through its Nimbus Centre and the Halpin Centre for Research & Innovation at the National Maritime College of Ireland, is to become a global leader in training small-craft mariners who work in extremely challenging…
Woman Rescued From Cliff Fall On Causeway Coast
#Rescue - Two coastguard units, the Portrush lifeboat and a Royal Navy helicopter from Scotland were involved in the rescue of a woman who had fallen 50 feet off a cliff on the Causeway Coast at the weekend. As the…
Clare Lifesavers Top in National Surf Lifesaving Champs
#lifesaving – Competitors at the National Surf Lifesaving Championships had their skills and stamina tested in events that simulated emergency rescue scenarios in glorious sunshine and in an azure blue sea at Curracloe beach. The winning team from Clare dominated…
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…

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