New water safety website launched to help prevent tragedy

 

A newly updated water safety website has just been launched to help prevent an average of 10 deaths per month from drowning.

SAFETY-ON-THE-WATER.GOV.IE is a collaboration between a number of groups including the Coast Guard, RNLI and Irish Sailing.

Over the past ten years, 1,200 people have died by drowning, often in cooler water with hidden currents that impair swimming and floating.