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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 20 May, 2019

#water safety

From TheJournal.ie Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe Brave The Waves

Planning on a Christmas day swim? Here's how to stay safe

Irish Water Safety is warning that cold water immersion and hypothermia can overwhelm even the fittest of swimmers.

From TheJournal.ie 'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters Water Safety

'It can end in tragedy' - Public warned about jumping into unguarded waters

A group of young people were spotted jumping from a bridge in Dublin’s docklands into the Royal Canal.

From TheJournal.ie Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current RNLI

Father and sons saved by lifeboat after getting caught in rip current

All three were taken to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend Drowning Deaths

Two men drown in separate incidents over the weekend

The incidents occurred in Dun Laoghaire and Killybegs.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather Sun Safety

'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather

Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.

From TheJournal.ie People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend Water Safety

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend

According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.

From TheJournal.ie Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock Water Safety

Planning to take a dip? Despite warm weather Irish waters cool enough to trigger cold water shock

Irish waters rarely exceed 15C according to the RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard.

From TheJournal.ie Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble How To Save A Life

Spending your Easter weekend by the sea? Don't think twice if you see someone in trouble

The Coast Guard has also urged people planning to go out on the water to make sure they are prepared.

From TheJournal.ie 'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze Water Safety

'They could have lethal consequences': Warnings issued over new mermaid craze

There has been an increased trend of the use of mermaid tails while swimming in the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire Uneasy Jet

Swimmers 'terrified' as jet skis speed around them in Dun Laoghaire

The Coast Guard said that it received a number of calls about the vehicles at Seapoint yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year Water Safety

A new documentary will feature RNLI lifeboats in Ireland - who launched 1,116 times last year

Saving Lives at Sea airs at 8pm next Wednesday on BBC Two.

From TheJournal.ie If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember Water Safety

If you're near the water this weekend, here's what you need to remember

While temperatures out of the water can rise, the temperatures in the water rarely exceed 15C.

From TheJournal.ie Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out' Lough Derg

Man stranded for 12 hours on a boat because he 'didn't want to put anyone out'

The man spent the night alone on his craft on Lough Derg after it went aground having slipped its moorings.

From TheJournal.ie RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip Out And Aboat

RNLI save eight people who got stuck on boat coming back from island daytrip

One person was taken to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe Water Safety

Floating down the Liffey on an inflatable is all fun and games... but it's not safe

A number of people were photographed sitting in inflatable flamingos and unicorns in the river this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach Hero

'I wasn't prepared to let her drown' - Woman who saved 10-year-old girl on beach

Michelle Cremin from Cork braved a dangerous rip current at Inch beach.

From TheJournal.ie 'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning Swimming

'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning

Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.

From TheJournal.ie Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc Dún Laoghaire

Forty Foot swimmers raise alarm after jet skis and powerboats cause havoc

The seafarers ventured into an area especially designated for swimmers.

From TheJournal.ie While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach Rescue 116
From TheJournal.ie Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning Against All Odds

Brave teenager hailed a hero after saving a boy from drowning

Clodagh had the awareness in her not to swim out and grab him immediately in case she got dragged down with him.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers Water Safety

'We've seen first-hand the work of the RNLI' - GAA stars join forces with lifesavers

Each year an average of 28 people drown accidentally around the Irish coast.

From TheJournal.ie The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out' Irish Coast Guard

The 1,000 volunteers who 'face peril on every call out'

The death of one of their members this year emphasised the importance of the Irish Coast Guard.

From TheJournal.ie Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts Natural High

Thinking of partaking in a Christmas swim? Here are the dos and don'ts

“Get in, get out, warm up.”

From TheJournal.ie Video shows the difference a life jacket makes when you fall in Irish waters Summer Safety This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss Water Safety

'There was peer-pressure involved': Father of drowned son speaks out on his loss

Irish Water Safety are calling on the public to take greater care when swimming.

From TheJournal.ie Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs Start Of Summer

Some important and timely advice from the ESB - don't swim in reservoirs

The changing levels and pace of the water make reservoirs high risk places to swim.

From TheJournal.ie Brush with death: 'I was fighting for air, spitting out sea water as the waves broke over my head' 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.

From TheJournal.ie If you're stung by a jellyfish this weekend, do NOT wee on it Wibbly Wobbly

If you're stung by a jellyfish this weekend, do NOT wee on it

A common myth, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie People had to be stopped jumping off a bridge on the M50 today Bridges

People had to be stopped jumping off a bridge on the M50 today

They were jumping into the canal below.

From TheJournal.ie New area searched for man whose dad and girlfriend died in Cork drowning Baltimore

New area searched for man whose dad and girlfriend died in Cork drowning

The man is believed to be in his 20s.

From TheJournal.ie An average of 137 people drown in Ireland each year - how to protect yourself Read Me

An average of 137 people drown in Ireland each year - how to protect yourself

An expert from Irish Water Safety has some practical tips for keeping all the family safe at the beach.

From TheJournal.ie This is still a really STUPID thing to do Warned

This is still a really STUPID thing to do

A group were seen jumping into the Liffey from the roof of a restaurant.

From TheJournal.ie Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you... Water Supply

Is the water you're paying for good enough to drink? This water quality test can tell you...

The two Cork-based scientific organisations said there is a clear demand to ensure our water supply is safe.

From TheJournal.ie More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk Water Safety

More than 40 people drown every hour, with young children most at risk

Men are twice as likely to drown as women.

From TheJournal.ie Man dies after seven people get into difficulty while kayaking Wicklow

Man dies after seven people get into difficulty while kayaking

Three people were taken to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour Maritime Safety

RNLI tow pleasure boat that was stuck on rope back to harbour

Over 25 tourists were on board the boat.

From TheJournal.ie 'Wonderful women': Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident Tragic

'Wonderful women': Tributes to nuns who died in Kerry swimming accident

Sisters Imelda Crew and Paula Buckley had been enjoying a holiday in Kerry.

From TheJournal.ie Deadly Lion's mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay Jellyfish Alert

Deadly Lion's mane jellyfish spotted in Dublin Bay

A young girl was rushed to hospital yesterday in Cork due to a severe reaction to a jellyfish sting.

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard warns people to stay away from sea fog The Fog

Coast Guard warns people to stay away from sea fog

The alert comes after three girls were rescued from Sandymount beach.

From TheJournal.ie Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran Trapped

Six teens rescued after being cut off by tide in Bundoran

The teens had climbed down a cliff side and became trapped with they could not make their way back up.

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