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Mayo County Council's water safety officer has highlighted some startling drowning statistics this week as part of an appeal to encourage people to stay safe in and around water as the busiest holiday weekend of the year gets underway.
As we head into the busiest holiday weekend of the year, Michael Gavin, Mayo County Council’s water safety officer, is advising everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety while in or near water.
The sport of lifesaving is not very well known in the county, but it is one that is becoming ever more popular and one that competitors in Mayo are good at. Over the years the Mayo Senior Lifesaving teams have won numerous national titles both in the pool and at the beach (surf), while also having their fair share of international representatives.
As we head into the busiest holiday weekend of the year, Michael Gavin, Mayo County Council’s water safety officer is advising everyone to take personal responsibility for their own safety while in or near water.
This week (May 28 to June 4) is National Water Safety Awareness Week and as part of its awareness campaign, Mayo County Council, with the help of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, has issued an appeal to “leave those buoys alone”.
After completing its third year of the Water Safety Awareness Programme for primary schools, the Mayo Water-Safety Area Committee acknowledges the huge support, and participation, of Shell Irl and Corrib Natural Gas (Local Grants Programme), in this most important initiative for the children of north Mayo.
A new website, www.ringbuoys.ie has been launched by Irish Water Safety to help local authorities speedily identify missing and damaged ringbuoys. A total of 300 ringbuoys are located near water in various parts of Mayo but between 30 and 40 of these are damaged or go missing each year.
Mayo County Council’s water safety officer, Michael Gavin, has issued an appeal to keep Mayo accident free this holiday weekend.