Warning issued over dangers of open sea swimming

 

People are being urged to be aware of the dangers of open sea swimming.

The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI say there has been a notable increase in swimming incidents in the past number of weeks.

It says people who are new to the sport may be unaware of important safety measures which can avoid them getting into difficulty.

The advice is "if in doubt, don't go out" and to "never swim alone".