Water Safety Ireland Urges People Drinking To Stay Clear From Waterways

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For more information, visit watersafety.ie.

Water Safety is appealing for people consuming alcohol this St. Patrick's Day to stay away from waterways.

There are ten drownings in Ireland every month, including alcohol being a contributory factor in one third of these.

The organisation is reminding people to check tide times in advance when walking and to carry a charged phone incase of an emergency.

They stress to those boating and angling, that alcohol would still be significantly impaired the next day, and urge people to always wear a lifejacket. 

Open water swimmers are also cautioned to keep swims short and warm up quickly afterwards, to prevent cold shock and hypothermia.

For more information, visit watersafety.ie. 

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