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Ireland Hails Recent Beach Rescue Success

31st October 2015

#BeachRescue - Irish Water Safety has posted a compilation video from last month's National Beach Rescue Championships, which took place at Spanish Point in Co Clare.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the beach at Spanish Point was among the safest in Ireland on Saturday 12 September as 152 lifeguards from nine counties vied for the President's Trophy - lifted this year by the lifesaving women of Clare Ladies.

The county also led in the men's surf rescue division, as all those taking part battled challenging open water conditions in a series simulated emergency rescue scenarios designed to test their swimming and rescue board skills.

More recently, Team Ireland's girls were crowed junior beach rescue champions at the European Junior & Masters Lifesaving Championships in Alicante at the end of September after a gruelling week of beach rescue challenges.

It was a week that kicked off with gold, silver and bronze medals for the Irish contingent, boys and girls alike, not to mention a slew of new Irish records.

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MacDara Conroy

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