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Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard Warns Over Motorboat & Jet Skis Putting Swimmers’ Lives At Risk

28th May 2017
The jet skis spotted speeding in the marked swimming area at the Forty Foot on Friday afternoon The jet skis spotted speeding in the marked swimming area at the Forty Foot on Friday afternoon Photo: Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard/Facebook

#WaterSafety - Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard has warned boaters to beware of marked swimming areas after “havoc” at the Forty Foot bathing spot on Friday afternoon (26 May).

A motor yacht and two personal water craft were witnessed “acting recklessly” as they raced between the yellow swimming markers at the popular swimming area in Sandycove, South Dublin.

Luckily no one was harmed as the vessels soon left the area when a coastguard team was dispatched to investigate.

The coastguard warned other cruisers and harbour users to steer away from the yellow markers at the Forty Foot, Seapoint and Killiney.

“They are there to designate this a safe area for swimmers to swim, so do not enter this area and keep well clear, as swimmers will swim towards these markers, potentially further or way beyond.”

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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