Coast Guard and RNLI warn people to be careful on the water this weekend

Coast Guard and RNLI warn people to be careful on the water this weekend
File image.

The Coast Guard and the RNLI are warning us to be careful on the water this weekend.

Air temperatures are rising across the country, but the sea is still cold, after a very long winter.

Marine equipment and boats may also be getting their very first taste of action in months and could be in need of some attention.

The RNLI's Owen Medland says it is great to enjoy our coastline, but we need to respect the sea.

He said: "If you do see somebody in difficulty, call 999 or 112 and ask for our coordinators in the Irish Coast Guard.

"The RNLI volunteers are on call 24/7.

"The last thing we want to do is rescue people but we will do it when we have to."

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

'A calm sea can change in seconds': Warning issued after girl, 9, caught in riptide at Murder Hole Beach'A calm sea can change in seconds': Warning issued after girl, 9, caught in riptide at Murder Hole Beach

New app gives sea swimmers water quality information at their fingertipsNew app gives sea swimmers water quality information at their fingertips

Swimmers urged to be aware of rip tides in waterSwimmers urged to be aware of rip tides in water

Warning as Lions Mane jellyfish spotted off south Dublin coastWarning as Lions Mane jellyfish spotted off south Dublin coast


More in this Section

'Any authoritative figure could pose a threat' - Call for pathway to residency for undocumented immigrants'Any authoritative figure could pose a threat' - Call for pathway to residency for undocumented immigrants

Man due in court in connection with robbery at Cork service stationMan due in court in connection with robbery at Cork service station

Man, 70s, dies in Co Cork crash Man, 70s, dies in Co Cork crash

Gerry Adams to appeal against prison escape convictions at UK Supreme CourtGerry Adams to appeal against prison escape convictions at UK Supreme Court


Lifestyle

Tis the season for sequins and excess, but minimalists can stick to their style guns in the season’s next level neutrals. From low-key glitz that’s perfect for party wear to the wardrobe heroes with trans-seasonal appeal, slide into neutral for maximum style with minimal effort. Carolyn Moore reports.Low-key glitz for minimalists with this season's neutrals

How to plump, hydrate and get rid of spots fast before your Christmas party.The Skin Nerd: Getting your quick fix for the festive party season

Irish photographer Seamus Murphy brought music star PJ Harvey to Afghanistan to film part of their documentary, writes Esther McCarthy.Headlong into the war zone in new documentary

Kya deLongchamps shows us how to champion our environmentWinter greens: How to champion our environment this season

More From The Irish Examiner