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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# life jacket

All time
# BT Young Scientists
Inspired by the Coast Guard, this young scientist from Clare hopes to develop an improved life jacket
The 16-year-old wants to redesign life jackets to improve them for volunteers.
# summer safety
Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters
The Coast Guard is particularly urging those who take part in shore-related activities to wear life jackets.
# Saved
Brush with death: 'I was fighting for air, spitting out sea water as the waves broke over my head'
Colm Plunkett does not think he would be alive today if he had not been wearing a lifejacket.
# Coastguard
Search for missing fisherman swept off Kerry rocks to resume today
The Chinese man was on fishing from some rocks when a rogue wave swept him out to sea.
# water safety
Who is more likely to wear a life jacket - a jet skier or paddle boarder?
New statistics from the Coast Guard show that there is 80 per cent compliance with life jackets in Dublin Bay.
# rescue me
Man attempts to sail from Dorset to Ireland in an inflatable dinghy...
… gets severely sunburnt and has to be rescued. Was it ever going to end well?