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Sea Jumpers Taking A Big Risk During Hot Spell
#WaterSafety - Despite Irish Water Safety's sensible advice for open sea swimming and inland water bathing during the current hot spell, some reckless souls have been taking their lives in their hands with some scary jumps into the drink. The video…
Friday the 13th Full Moon Water Safety Warning
#watersafety – Hot weather often lulls people into a false sense of security that will place lives at risk this weekend at beaches, rivers and lakes. Knowing the dangers will reduce the chance of drowning tragedies that average five per…
Riptide Warning For NI's North Coast After Bodyboarder's Death
#WaterSafety - HM Coastguard has issued a safety warning over dangerous riptides along Northern Ireland's north coast this week after strong currents claimed one life and put two others at risk. BBC News reports on the death of 25-year-old Stephen…
Top Lifesaver Gets Unique Chain of Office
#watersafety – A unique Chain of Office was presented to the Chairman of Irish Water Safety (IWS), Breda Collins by the Kilkenny Water Safety Area Committee (WSAC) recently. It was designed and made by Liam Costigan of Kilkenny. It is…
VHF Smartphone Case Could Be A Real Lifesaver
#WaterSafety - A new case that turns a smartphone into a VHF radio could revolutionise safety on the water, as the Irish Examiner reports. The VHF Casemate is the brainchild of Dublin-based product designer Seán Toomey, who developed the idea…
Bundoran Lifeboat Crew Welcome Students Behind New Water Safety Initiative
#WaterSafety - The crew of Bundoran RNLI's lifeboat, together with local fishermen and members of Irish Water Safety, recently welcomed a group of students from Lucan, Co Dublin who created a new school’s guide to water safety in Ireland’s rivers,…
Donegal Firm Innovates In Water Safety With GPS Lifejackets
#Lifejackets - The Sunday Independent writes on Donegal firm Mullion Survival Technology's new innovative lifejackets that come with the latest tech to ensure help comes quickly. The compact design sits like a collar around the user, with plenty of room…
RNLI Surfers Survival Clinics Return To The Causeway Coast
#WaterSafety - The RNLI will host four free Surfers Survival Clinics next weekend, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March, on the East Strand in Portrush. The clinics, which are run by the charity’s lifeguards, are open to surfing enthusiasts of…
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Recruiting Lifeguards For Summer 2014
#Lifeguards - Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is currently recruiting lifeguards for the summer season 2014. Appointments will be made from a panel of successful candidates, each of whom must be at least 17 years of age on 13 May 2014…
Risky Seaside Frolics Underline Dangers Of Stormy Weather
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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
#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…

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