Water Safety Ireland has released figures showing that 103 people drowned in Ireland last year.
Jill Amante, 14, was swimming with friends at Seapoint Beach when she was caught in a strong current and got into difficulty.
Where that is not possible, people should "use local knowledge to swim in areas that are known locally as safe."
The coastguard was called to assist two people who were cut off by high tides at Kilfarrasy in Waterford this evening.
Emergency services have issued a joint water safety warning ahead of the June bank holiday weekend.
Irish Water Safety (IWS) has called for compulsory aquatic training for primary school children as part of a long-term strategy to prevent future drowning tragedies.
Swimmers hoping to enjoy the good weather over the next few days are being urged to use the water safely.
People are being advised to take care around water as temperatures across the country soar.
THE heroes of 14 dramatic water rescues have been honoured at the Irish Water Safety national awards.
Irish Water Safety is urging people not to mix drinking with water sports or activities this St Patrick's weekend.
THE body of a teenager was recovered yesterday following a resumed search on Lough Beltra, Co Mayo.
Thousands of people taking part in annual Christmas Day swims are being advised not to drink if they're planning a dip.
Today is the first Irish Water Heritage Day.
MORE people drown by suicide than by accident, according to a study conducted by Irish Water Safety.
The Irish Water Safety Association is issuing a warning about the dangers associated with toy dinghies.
ALARMING statistics suggest three people will drown this August Bank Holiday weekend.
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