RNLI to work with GAA communities in Donegal in a bid to prevent deaths by drowning

The RNLI are joining forces with the GAA in South Donegal as part of their 'Respect the Water' campaign.

The RNLI say sporting communities can play a major role in preventing deaths from drowning.

This comes after a weekend of incidents, one which saw a 6 year old child washed out to sea on a flotation device off Bunbeg coast.

Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer Shane Smyth says 133 people drown in Ireland each year and the RNLI believes these deaths can be prevented: