As the warm weather continues Donegal County Council is supporting Irish Water Safety’s call to the public to prevent drownings this bank holiday weekend.
There are 135 drownings in Ireland every year – that’s more than eleven per month.
The Council has issued a statement ahead of this weekend as the risk of drowning increases during bank holiday weekends as many people take to seasonal water based activities for the first time.
Stranding, falling in and entanglement are just some of the scenarios that lead to drownings but can be prevented with some bank holiday safety
The council urges people to take the usual precautions around water especially if children are present and in emergency situations, never hesitate to call 112 and ask for the CoastGuard.
Further information is on the Irish Water Safety on www.iws.ie.