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Caution Advised To Swimmers Before Bank Holiday Due to Recent Water Deaths


02:09 27 Jul 2021

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Be extra careful if you're planning a swim this weekend.

Swimmers have been advised to take extra care ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

The weekend will say an increased number of people take to the water.

This past week has seen six people lose their lives in separate drowning incidents.

A 14-year-old boy was the latest to lose his life yesterday, after getting into difficulty at a lake in Co. Monaghan on Sunday.

Junior Minster Hildegarde Naughton has been vocal in advising swimmers ahead of the weekend.

"We're just asking people to be extra careful," she said. "Only swim in lifeguard beaches. Respect the sea."

The same rules apply to inland waters, Naughton says. "They seem so still and calm, but they carry the same dangers as our seas."

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