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Lifeguards Rescued 413 Swimmers Last Month

5th August 2014
Lifeguards Rescued 413 Swimmers Last Month

#watersafety – 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 swimming tragedies this summer.

Please take heed of advice given by the lifeguards and supervise your children, as lifeguards are not baby sitters.

Lifeguards rescued 413 casualties from our beaches, rivers and lakes during the month of July, that is 146 less than for last July during that memorable heat wave.

There were 353 lost children reunited with their parents.

There were another 8,442 accidents prevented by the proactive actions of our lifeguards.

The CEO is also warning the public that due to the high temperatures in our waters, the prevailing westerly winds and Atlantic current, potentially dangerous jellyfish are appearing on our beaches.

Portuguese man o 'war jelly fish have been reported on Bunmahon and Clonea strand in Waterford, whilst barrel jellyfish have been reported on beaches in Cork.

County

Rescue

Rescued from Craft

First Aid

Lost Child

Advice Given

Accident prevented

Other

Carlow

0

0

95

0

455

157

47

Cork

20

1

155

12

2,927

1,308

5

Clare

24

40

524

29

6,247

1,669

164

Donegal

4

1

202

3

1977

576

0

Dublin

3

4

154

3

972

104

31

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

11

1

60

0

180

30

0

Fingal

14

12

199

29

3,113

426

19

Galway

7

10

49

4

443

61

148

Kerry

77

73

579

76

1,574

504

188

Kilkenny

3

0

14

0

151

3

12

Limerick Co.

0

23

19

1

81

36

0

Louth

0

2

43

3

594

69

50

Mayo

7

3

116

6

6,395

1,784

0

Meath

0

0

6

0

17

13

4

Roscommon

0

0

47

0

245

15

0

Sligo

0

0

25

7

48

35

21

Tipperary

1

0

32

0

17

13

4

Waterford

13

5

154

63

2,239

775

213

Wexford

4

0

187

24

678

45

878

Wicklow

4

46

781

97

77,500

819

88,191

Total

192

221

3441

357

105853

8442

89975

             
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