Stay safe, smart and sober near water
On Bank Holiday weekends, people are more at risk as they can become complacent and put themselves and their families in dangerous situations. Water-related tragedies can happen in seconds and with an average of 135 drownings every year, Irish Water Safety is drawing attention to the dangers that will put people’s lives at risk this coming October Bank Holiday weekend.
People have a responsibility to themselves and family to stay safe around water by knowing the dangers particularly with a new moon on Wednesday 23rd which will give us stronger tidal streams than normal:
Irish Water Safety encourages everyone to take swimming, lifesaving, survival and rescue classes. For further information click on www.iws.ie. If you locate missing Ringbuoys then log on to www.ringbuoys.ie to report them as a stolen ringbuoy could lead to a stolen life.