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Risky Seaside Frolics Underline Dangers Of Stormy Weather
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#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…
Water Safety Warnings Repeated After Man Caught By Wave In Howth
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#WaterSafety - The public has been reminded yet again to stay away from the water's edge as the country continues to be battered by huge waves and storm-force winds after a man was injured on Howth's East Pier this afternoon…
Bundoran RNLI Urges Safety Over The Christmas Break
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#Safety - Bundoran RNLI is among those urging water users to exercise common sense and safety over the current holiday period as persistent stormy weather makes sea conditions treacherous around the Irish coast. With water hobby gifts like surfboards, bodyboards…
Irish Water Safety Issues Christmas Survival Guide
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#irishwatersafety – The Christmas season is a time when thousands of people around the country must take extra care when taking part in sponsored swims in support of the many charitable causes. Thousands more are at risk when taking walks…
Radio Beacon Maker Learned Of Faults After Device Failure In Fishing Tragedy
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#Safety - The factor of a malfunctioning radio beacon in the deaths of three fishermen in Tramore Bay this summer prompted the recent Marine Notice urging tests of such devices. According to RTÉ News, the Australian manufacturer of the EPIRB…
Flares No Longer Needed To Signal Distress Says RYA
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#Flares - Distress flares have outlived their usefulness in an age of modern water safety technology, says the Royal Yachting Association - which is urging British authorities to drop the requirement for flares on yachts larger than 13.7 metres. On…
Innovative Lifesaving Devices Vie For Design Award
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#WaterSafety - A lifejacket that turns into a wetsuit and a special harness that keeps lifejacket wearers upright in the water are in contention for a top innovation prize, as Yachting Monthly reports. The Hydros personal flotation device (PFD), by…
Annual UK Drowning Figures Revealed Ahead of RoSPA Water Safety Seminar
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#watersafety – The number of people accidentally drowning in the UK has dropped by nearly nine per cent in a year to 371 deaths in 2012, latest figures reveal. More than half of deaths from accidents or natural causes continued…
Junior Lifesaving Event Produces Two Irish Champions
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Ireland took two "European Junior Champion" titles in the European Junior Lifesaving Championships, which took place in Riccione, Italy from 6th-8th September. The Championships simulate real life rescue situations that Lifeguards can expect to encounter as Lifesavers and pits the…
Video: RNLI Gives Top Help Tips For Kayakers
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#WaterSafety - The RNLI has posted the above video outlining what kayakers can do to call for help if they get into difficulty on the water. Taking a whistle along for the trip is one sensible idea, as is ensuring…
Avoid Drownings for the Remainder of the Summer
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#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'
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#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
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#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
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#WaterSafety - Herald.ie 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
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#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
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#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…

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