Water safety appeal issued over Bank Holiday weekend

People are being warned to be careful this Bank Holiday weekend as they take to the water.

The Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland have issued a joint water safety appeal urging the public to take some precautions and seek safety advice.

Spring tides are expected meaning higher than normal water levels, at full tide.

Lisa Hollingham, Water Safety Delivery Support for the RNLI says it’s important to know what to do if someone gets into distress: