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Risky Seaside Frolics Underline Dangers Of Stormy Weather

5th February 2014
Man and children at Bullock Harbour
A man and two children taking a big risk at wave-lashed Bullock Harbour on Monday 3 February Aidan Tarbett
Risky Seaside Frolics Underline Dangers Of Stormy Weather

#WaterSafety - Photographer Aidan Tarbett sent us this and other shots of a man with two young children playing in the sea spray and high winds at Bullock Harbour in Dalkey, South Dublin on Monday 3 February.

In defiance of warnings to the public by the Irish Coast Guard to avoid exposed coastal areas as Ireland continues to be assaulted by storm-force winds and heavy sea swells, this man was very lucky not to see the children swept into the harbour by the waves crashing across the pier. Scroll down for more photos in the sequence.

Man and children at Bullock Harbour

Man and children at Bullock Harbour

An example of what can happen when such warnings are ignored occurred last month in Howth, when a man was swept by a wave off the upper section of the North Dublin port's East Pier, injuring his ankle in the 10-foot fall to the lower level.

And just three days ago 10 people had to be rescued from a bus struck by a large wave on the seafront in the Welsh town of Newgale.

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