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Irish Water Safety has issued an appeal for the August bank holiday to prevent drowning.

The summer month is the most popular for open water swimming.

However, this year alone 49 people have lost their lives due to drowning.

Irish Water Safety has advised the public to reduce the risk of drowning by swimming at lifeguarded waterways and within your depth.

 

This has been the busiest bathing season in living memory, says the water organisation.

Lifeguards have saved 149 people since June 1.

Another 1,189 people received First Aid and 113 children were reunited with their parents.

Irish Water Safety warns that drowning occurs quickly and silently.

 

Eighty percent of incidents happen in the victim's own county, with alcohol factoring into one-third of the fatal cases.

Their statistics also show that from 109 drownings that happened last year, 84 were male and 25 were female.

According to the water organisation, this is because "males overestimate their skills and competencies and underestimate the risk and danger."

 

The bank holiday is predicted to be dry and sunny.

Here is how you can enjoy the water safely and prevent drowning, according to Irish Water Safety:

Always swim at lifeguarded waterways, which are listed here.  

Swim only within your depth, stay within your depth.

 

Swim with others in areas that are traditionally recognised as safe. Check to see if a Ringbuoy is present.

Never use inflatable toys in open water or swim out after anything drifting.

When angling or boating: Wear a Lifejacket. Find out what device suits your needs here

Always supervise children at all times near water, this is crucially important as thirty aged fourteen and under drowned in a decade says the Water body.

 

The advice given if you see someone in trouble is to shout to the casualty and encourage them to shore. This may orientate them just enough.

Reach out with a long object such as a branch or a piece of clothing but do not enter the water yourself.

Additionally, throw a Ringbuoy or any floating object and call 112 for the coast guard.

For more information, click here.

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A 28-year-old Irish man has died by drowning in a seaside town in The Netherlands.

According to emerging reports, the man got into difficulty after entering the water in the early hours of Thursday morning.

It is understood that the young man was part of a group of Irish people who were socialising at a beach hotel in Egmond aan Zee when the incident occurred.

Reports state that when the group left the water, they realised the man was no longer with them, and the alarm was subsequently raised.

It has been established that emergency services arrived on the scene and removed the individual from the water,  but attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Releasing a statement in relation to the incident, The Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue said: "At 03.18 hours, the volunteers of the Egmond Rescue Brigade (ERB) and KNRM stations Egmond aan Zee, Wijk aan Zee and IJmuiden received an alarm from the Coast Guard Centre for a missing person in the sea."

“Coast Guard Helicopter police, ambulance service and the Mobile Medical Team were also alerted. The rescue boat Adriaan Hendrik had just been launched when the victim was found on the shoreline and the crew of the ERB began resuscitation at approximately 3.40 hours."

“The Coastal Support Vehicle transported ambulance staff to the victim.”

The deceased, who worked as a scientist, had been attending the International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria which drew to a close on Thursday.

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Tributes are being paid this morning, after a teenager, named locally as Damola Adetosoye, drowned in the River Shannon.

A 17-year-old boy was swimming with friends when he got into difficulty when at Habour View marina near the village of Tarmonbarry in Co Roscommon, at around 5.00pm yesterday evening.

It's understood his friends made attempts to save him, however, he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí and other emergency services attended the scene with members of Civil Defence, while local divers took part in the search operation.

The teenager, who was a keen GAA and soccer player, was from the Newtownforbes area of Co Longford.

Local man Tom Crosbie, says the community is in shock.

He said: "While we have had drownings over the years, this one, with the young man being so young, it's very very sad."

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When Jack Dawson slipped beneath the icy waters of the Atlantic in Titanic, more than a few of us questioned whether his death could have been avoided.

And general consensus suggests that if Rose DeWitt Bukater had moved over a few damn inches on her board, the pair of them may have led a long and happy life together.

Unfortunately, James Cameron, the director of the box-office smash isn't with us on that one. But if you think Mr Cameron's opinion on Jack's fate is based on the logistics of the scene, you'd be wrong.

Jack died because, well, that's what the script demanded – simple as.

Speaking to the Daily Beast recently, the renowned director addressed the query into Jack's demise, and it sounds like he's officially done with that particular line of questioning.

"We're gonna go there? Look, it's very, very simple: you read page 147 of the script and it says, 'Jack gets off the board and gives his place to her so that she can survive,' It's that simple," he insisted.

And while James stands by the scene's direction, he does provide fans with an alternate ending.

"His best choice was to keep his upper body out of the water and hope to get pulled out by a boat or something before he died," James reasoned.

But he didn't, and he died.

And it's time to move on with our lives, ladies.

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Footage which recently found its way onto the internet has everyone here at SHEmazing! HQ weeping into their coffees this morning.

And we don't care who knows it.

The 35-second video, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows two dogs playing by a raging river when one of the animals gets into the difficulties among the rapids.

Assessing the situation, the other dog manages to save his friend from drowning by pulling him to safety with the help of a stick he was carrying.

Prepare to feel wonderful, ladies.

 

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WARNING: Some users may find the detail in this report upsetting 

In a case which caused wide-spread horror and disgust internationally, a man has now been jailed for 100 years for drowning his stepdaughter in a swimming pool.

Harrowing CCTV footage show the killer, identified in court documents only as Jose David N, repeatedly throwing the three-year-old girl – who could not swim – into a hotel swimming pool.

She can be seen struggling in the water, but her stepfather made no attempt to assist her. 

The incident happened in the city of Morelia, in the south-western Mexican state of Michoacan, on August 12, 2015. At the time the child's mother was sleeping in a hotel room.

Jose David N had initially claimed the girl died in a tragic accident, but the CCTV footage proved damning.  

Now, he has been jailed for 100 years with no possibility of parole.

 

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Britney has been showering her Instagram feed with bikini pictures and stunning views, but her holiday in Hawaii last month wasn't all sunshine and roses.

The singer has revealed that she had a near-death experience on the tropical island where she nearly drowned. Eeek!

 

Another great day!

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While chatting to Scott Mills on Radio 1, Brit said: "I went out and I thought it was like a wave pool, and I as like, 'This is so nice and refreshing and just beautiful'.

"But the thing I didn't think about is when you come back, the waves really come in hard," she recalled.

 

Still dreaming a mile a minute…

A photo posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on

"I got sucked under for like five minutes. I almost drowned. And I'm like, 'Where is my security? They are just going to let me die here.' And then I came in again and another wave took me under."

Thankfully Britney's team ended up saving her, but my God, that must have been scary!

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