Summer sailors are being reminded to check their equipment and safety gear before heading out to sea during the hot spell.
It follows a number of successful rescues by the RNLI this weekend.
A family of two adults and three children were brought safely ashore when their cruiser engine failed on Lough Derg in Tipperary yesterday evening, and the RNLI also rescued a yacht when its engine failed just off Bray Head in Wicklow yesterday afternoon.
In both cases, rescue teams praised those on board for wearing a lifejacket and 'doing the right thing'.
- Digital Desk