Water Safety Ireland urging people not to swim in unsafe areas

Water Safety Ireland is urging people not to swim somewhere unsafe because they're trying to keep apart from people during the pandemic.

It says high tides and strong rip currents, because of the new moon, mean there is a higher risk of drowning accidents.

People walking near beaches or on the shoreline may also find themselves cut off by rising water.

Roger Sweeney, Deputy CEO at Water Safety Ireland, says if you see someone in trouble, you can save a life without getting wet: