People asked to be safe around water this Easter weekend

The Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are issuing appeals for people to be safe if near water this Bank Holiday weekend.

People are being asked to stay away from the edges of waterways within their 5k boundaries over Easter.

While the weather is beginning to get warmer, water temperatures remain cold which can lead to cold water shock.

Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer with Bundoran RNLI, Shane Smyth, has this advice if you are around water this bank holiday weekend.

He also has this advice if you do find yourself in trouble.