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Westmeath Woman To Be Honoured For Her Bravery

She is among a number of people being recognised at the Irish Water Safety Awards.

A Westmeath woman is among those being recognised at the Irish Water Safety awards today.

Deborah Reilly rescued a woman who was in difficulty in the River Shannon in Athlone last year.

11 rescuers who saved 17 lives are being honoured at the ceremony in Dublin.

Water Safety Ireland say 30 children under 14 years old have drowned in Ireland over the past 10 years. 

Deputy CEO, Roger Sweeney, fears the growing trend of people stealing ringbuoys will result in more deaths:

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