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Irish Coast Guard: Don't go in the water without a lifejacket like these two

The Coast Guard has released this picture in an attempt to ensure others wear lifejackets in the water.

Pic: Irish Coast Guard/Facebook

THE IRISH COAST Guard has released a picture of two people  in a small inflatable boat in Cork Harbour who are not wearing lifejackets in a bid to urge the public to ensure they wear the garments when in the water.

The picture was taken by an Irish Coast Guard safety patrol boat from Crosshaven station in Cork Harbour yesterday and shows two persons on board a small inflatable boat with no lifejackets.

The Coast Guard has reminded the public that “lifejackets are for life” and that they can dial 112 and ask for the Coast Guard if they think someone is in trouble in the water.

“Time can be critical and their call could save a life,” a spokesperson said.

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