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Avoid Drownings for the Remainder of the Summer
#watersafety – Irish Water Safety is appealing to the public to stay safe for the remainder of the summer. John Leech, CEO of IWS is pleading with the public to be careful when you go swimming for the remainder of…
Irish Water Safety Slams Inflatable Toys As 'Floating Killers'
#WaterSafety - Irish Water Safety has described cheap inflatable boats and rafts as "floating killers", as The Irish Times reports. Water safety chiefs have urged the public to avoid using such inflatables on open water following last month's rescue of…
Marine Notice: Care And Use Of EPIRBs And Lifejackets
#MarineNotice - The latest Marine Notices from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) remind all mariners of the importance of safety at sea - both in seeking help and staying safe till help arrives. Marine Notice No 38…
Rugby Star's Cousin Knocked Out In Diving Accident
#WaterSafety - reports that a young cousin of rugby international Jonny Sexton was "shocked but recovering well" after she was knocked out in a diving accident last week. Fourteen-year-old Kelly Sexton was diving with friends off a 50-foot ledge…
Rosslare RNLI Praises Emergency Caller Despite False Alarm
#WaterSafety - Rosslare RNLI has given credit to the quick-thinking member of the public who raised the alarm over what they believed to be a swimmer in difficulty - even though the call-out turned out to be a false alarm.…
Big Rise in Coastal and Inland Rescue Calls Over 2012
#WaterSafety - Rescue call-outs for people swimming in inland waterways have risen more than 100% over the past two months compared to the same period last year, as The Irish Times reports. Coastguard call-outs overall have risen 50 per cent…
Four More Drownings Bring Renewed Water Safety Appeal
#WaterSafety - Four more people have drowned in separate incidents around Ireland as the heatwave continues. As RTÉ News reports, a 24-year-old man died while swimming in the sea near Ardara in Co Donegal yesterday afternoon (20 July). Later, the…
Derry Drowning Brings Heatwave Water Death Toll To Seven
#WaterSafety - Water safety chiefs have yet again underscored the dangers of swimming in unsupervised areas after a teenager drowned in Co Derry yesterday afternoon. The Irish Times reports that the 15-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital by police helicopter…
Fifth Drowning This Week Puts Water Safety In Spotlight
#WaterSafety - Water safety chiefs have urged the public to take proper care after the fifth drowning of this week's heatwave. As The Irish Times reports, the body of a 17-year-old boy was recovered yesterday from a canal in Ardnacrusha,…
Roscommon Drowning Marks Fourth Tragedy In Two Days
#WaterSafety - RTÉ News reports that a teenager has drowned in Co Roscommon in the fourth such tragic incident during this week's heatwave. The teen was one of three swimmers who went missing in Annaghmore Lough near Strokestown yesterday evening.…
Drownings in Galway and Cork Underline Hot Weather Water Risks
#Drowning - Three drownings over the weekend have underlined the importance of safety on the water during the current sunny spell. In Galway, residents of Moycullen were mourning the loss of a Lithuanian man who drowned while swimming with friends…
Lake District Deaths Highlight Carbon Monoxide Risk On Boats
#Safety - The deaths of a mother and daughter in Britain's Lake District have highlighted the need for awareness of the risk of carbon monoxide leaks on cruisers and other vessels with sleeping berths. As The Guardian reports, 36-year-old Kelly…
Irish Lifesaver Appointed Chief Referee for Euro Champs
#watersafety – An Irishman has been appointed Chief Referee for the European lifesaving Championships 2013. Irish competitors and officials are highly respected at the European Surf Lifesaving Championships, an event that tests the endurance of the fittest Lifeguards in Europe.…
NI Lifeguards To Feature In New TV Series
#WaterSafety - RNLI lifeguards in Northern Ireland are to feature on a new television series on UTV. The Magazine starts on Sunday 7 April at 7.30pm with host Sarah Travers in her home town of Portstewart to introduce viewers to…
RNLI Lifeguards Providing Easter Beach Cover In Northern Ireland
#WaterSafety - RNLI lifeguards will provide Easter cover for the first time on three of the most popular family beaches in Northern Ireland. For the second year running, lifeguards will be patrolling Tyrella Beach in Co Down, and for the…
New Sea Safety Training Guide for Ireland's Fishermen
#SafetyAtSea - Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) highlighted the importance of safety at sea in the Irish fishing industry at this year’s Irish Skipper Expo in Galway last weekend. Ireland's sea fisheries board also marked the occasion with the launch of…

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