Tipperary Man Drowns In Quarry

swimmingThe located body of a man, missing since he went swimming yesterday, now brings to ten the number of people who have drowned on Irish waterways since our heatwave began.

The man, who was in his sixties and who has not yet been named, was recovered this morning at a quarry near Carrick-on-Suir here in Tipperary shortly before 9.30am by members of the Carrick on Suir River Rescue team.

Emergency services warn the public to take greater consideration when entering open water to swim. The water can be a lot colder or deeper than you were expecting and there may be strong currents and underwater debris that you cannot see from the bank.

Consider also how you are going to get out of the water before you get in, and be honest about your true swimming ability.

Emergency services advice people to go swimming at properly supervised sites, such as beaches or swimming pools.


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