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#water safety

# water-safety - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

RNLI rescues 12 tourists after passenger boat hits rocks

No one was injured in the incident and the vessel was towed safely back to the harbour.

# water-safety - Monday 14 July, 2014

RNLI save three from pleasure craft off Arklow, miss World Cup final

The boat was taking on water near the Roadstone Jetty.

# water-safety - Saturday 28 June, 2014

Body taken from the sea off Donegal

The man’s fishing vessel was spotted early this morning.

# water-safety - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Coast Guard warnings after children found in tiny dinghy off Dublin coast

The two boys were wearing swimming armbands rather than life jackets.

# water-safety - Saturday 21 June, 2014

13-year-old dies after swimming accident RIP

13-year-old dies after swimming accident

Ricky Oasagi got into difficulty at around 6.15pm yesterday and passed away overnight.

Think before you jump in, 140 people drown in Ireland every year

Alcohol is a contributory factor in nearly a third of all drownings.

# water-safety - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Heading to the beach? These wristbands could help if your child gets lost

The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.

# water-safety - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

These signs will help the Coast Guard get to people more quickly

The signs has its location displayed on it to help tourists or those unfamiliar with an area help emergency services to find a person in trouble.

# water-safety - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters

The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.

# water-safety - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

'Mindless vandalism' of life rings along River Boyne puts lives at risk

Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service said replacing the life rings will incur a large financial cost.

# water-safety - Monday 21 April, 2014

Two men rescued from Lough Derg

The father and son team got into difficulty this afternoon while kayaking.

# water-safety - Monday 24 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Cute kid learns it's very difficult to eat with arm bands on No Mean F-eat

Cute kid learns it's very difficult to eat with arm bands on

He just wants his cookie. But fate is out to thwart him.

# water-safety - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Tagged sharks tweet alerts to help warn Australian beachgoers

Tagged sharks swimming off the south west coast of Australia will tweet an alert whenever they come close to a popular swimming area.

# water-safety - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay

In a separate incident, reports in Howth of a person being washed off the west pier into the water were found to be a false alarm.

# water-safety - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Taking a Christmas swim? Be careful, says Coast Guard

Heavy swells and high swells will make the seas a dangerous place tomorrow.

# water-safety - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Forget the festive jumpers, get your loved ones a life jacket this Christmas

The Irish Coast Guard is encouraging friends and family members of water lovers to get them a gift this year that could save their lives.

# water-safety - Saturday 30 November, 2013

One third of all drownings in the last 25 years recorded as suicide

The actual figure could be far higher, because of the number of of deaths in which the intention was recorded as ‘undetermined’.

# water-safety - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"The water rushes in awful fast - the kids wouldn't have been able to stand"

A Kerry fisherman who saved four children from a near-drowning incident during the July heatwave is among the recipients of this year’s national awards for lifesavers.

# water-safety - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Search for missing man off Howth coast stood down

The man’s body has still not been recovered after he was seen in the water yesterday evening.

# water-safety - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Police call off search for Polish man who was swept into the sea

The man went missing in September during turbulent weather conditions. Members of the public came out in force to assist with the search.

# water-safety - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Warm summer saw RNLI lifeboats launched 571 times

Warm weather and increased numbers in the water this summer dramatically increased the need for RNLI volunteer crews.

# water-safety - Friday 20 September, 2013

Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation

The crew got into trouble when the vessel’s nets became entangled in its propellers.

# water-safety - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca River

A second person managed to get out of the water and raised the alarm.

# water-safety - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Coast guard can track boat users in new water safety app

The release of ISA SafeTrx comes as the Irish Coast Guard (ICG) reports a considerable increase in the amount of emergency call-outs its has received so far this year.

# water-safety - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster

The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.

# water-safety - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

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.

# water-safety - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Poll: Do you follow water safety guidelines when swimming? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# water-safety - Sunday 14 July, 2013

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.

# water-safety - Saturday 13 July, 2013

Water safety course 'should be compulsory in primary schools'

Irish Water Safety has emphasised the need for some water safety education to be made compulsory in schools – and a pool isn’t needed.

# water-safety - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Huge increase in jetskiers "tormenting" beachgoers - Coastguard

The coastguard service is warning jetskiers to stay out of designated swimming areas, amid a rise of around 40 per cent in such complaints.

# water-safety - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Wristband campaign aims to help locate lost children at the beach

The phone number of the parents or guardians will be on the wristbands in case the child gets lost on a busy beach.

# water-safety - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Irish Coast Guard warns people to 'stay safe in the water' this summer

There have been 14 deaths by drowning in Irish waters so far this year.

# water-safety - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree

The vessel struck an object under the waterline and was taking on water when lifeboats arrived.

# water-safety - Monday 27 May, 2013

A child can drown in seconds in as little as an inch of water

Tips to ensure your children stay safe near water this summer.

# water-safety - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Irish Coast Guard teams save 161 lives

Minister Leo Varadkar thanked the staff and volunteers at an event earlier today.

# water-safety - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Man's lucky escape as rescue services spot river fall

Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery had been checking their equipment just across from spot where man fell into Boyne and rescued him within minutes.

# water-safety - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Two bodies found in Clare coast search

Small boat had been reported missing last night when it failed to return to Quilty. Bodies of two men were found after midday today.

# water-safety - Friday 3 August, 2012

Abandoned upturned boat found on Lough Derg

A rescue team is searching the area for any survivors.

# water-safety - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Three hospitalised after recreational rubber dinghy capsizes in Killiney Bay

The Coast Guard helicopter and two Dún Laoghaire RNLI lifeboats were involved in the dramatic rescue of four people earlier this afternoon.

# water-safety - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Naked Irish rower forced to abandon solo Indian Ocean crossing

The ‘Naked Adventurer’, Keith Whelan, is forced to give up his attempt due to health concerns and damage to his boat.