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Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?

Over 140 drown every year and Irish Water Safety said if people exercised more caution these deaths could be prevented.

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Updated 11.40am

ELEVEN PEOPLE HAVE drowned since the current spell of good weather – the recent drowning victim was discovered this morning in a Co Tipperary quarry.

Irish Water Safety, the coast guard and the gardaí have renewed their appeal for people to be extra vigilant while going for a swim.

Tips such always never swim alone, don’t swim when you’re hot or tired, don’t swim in strange places, never swim after consuming alcohol and always swim parallel or close to the shoreline, should be abided by at all times. (For more water safety tips, see here).

Over 140 people drown every year in Ireland and Irish Water Safety said if people exercised more caution these deaths could be prevented.

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So today, we want to know: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming?


Poll Results:

No (1440)
Yes (993)
Sometimes (348)



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