The Irish Coast Guard has warned swimmers planning to swim to celebrate the New Year.
t said they should “take the time to seek professional advice before entering the water to ensure a fun and safe adventure”.
The Coast Guard encourages oceangoers to check the weather, tides and water conditions, prepare for water shocks, be visible in the water, and avoid swimming alone in quiet areas or at night. did. .
The Irish Coast Guard said:
House’s Irish Coast Guard added: Some of you may have picked up some new water sports equipment like kayaks, or some beach apparel that you’re keen on cleaning up the food and drink you drank on the plane over Christmas.
“Before jumping into any new sport, we recommend taking the time to seek professional advice before heading out to sea. See what it takes to have a fun and safe adventure.
“Finally, the public is the Coast Guard’s eyes and ears on the shoreline and has played a vital role in saving lives in Dublin Bay in 2022. We will continue to encourage people to call the Coast Guard on 112 or 999. Difficulties across the country, not just Dublin Bay.”
This year the Irish Coast Guard has been involved in 2,700 incidents across the country.
Dublin Bay is a bustling area with both commercial and leisure travellers. The area’s beaches and coastline attract water sports enthusiasts and day-trippers. His two Coast Guard bases, Dun Laoghaire and Howth, support search and rescue operations in the area.
Recently, there has been an increase in the number of calls joining Dublin Bay, with approximately 25% of Coast Guard team calls nationwide being answered by one of two stations.
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