RNLI urges safety in water over holidays

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Bundoran RNLI has urged water users to exercise common sense and safety over the Christmas holidays as stormy conditions continue to make sea conditions treacherous along the coast of south Donegal.

The RNLI advise that all usual safety checks should be performed before heading out into the water over the Christmas period. It has advised anyone using equipment for the first time to make sure they know how to operate it correctly and most of all take a sensible approach when using this equipment in the water.

All water users are urged to the weather forecast, check the conditions of the beach or water areas they are in and if you are unsure, seek the advice of a local surf school or Coast Guard.

Lifeboat Operations Manager for Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Tony McGowan said: “We want people to enjoy the holidays and any new sporting gifts they receive for Christmas but of course we also want people to be safe and come back in one piece if they venture into the water. The lifeboat will as usual be on standby 24/7 over the holiday period and will be ready to launch if requested.

Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Shane Smyth said: “It’s been a busy year for our fundraising teams with big events like the annual dinner dance, the soapbox race, the Station to Station Challenge and of course the Boat Push.”


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