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Saturday 3 December 2016

New footage shows teenager jumping off roof into the River Liffey

Published 01/06/2016 | 11:06

A teenage boy has been caught on camera jumping from the roof of a restaurant into the River Liffey in Dublin.

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The latest footage shows the boy jumping from the roof of popular eaterie Rockets and over pedestrians, before landing in the river.

It isn't the first time that this high jump has been attempted - a group of male teenagers were caught on video doing the same thing last year.

The Irish Coast Guard recently issued a safety warning to the public as the good weather continues.

“At this time of the year as the secondary school term comes to a close and the fine weather is upon us, members of the public are urged to take care when engaging in aquatic activities," the advised.

Local inner-city councillor Ciaran Cuffe told Independent.ie: “I can understand young people wanting to go for a swim in the good weather but they need to be careful not to put their lives at risk.”

Cuffe said that the annual antics of young people jumping from heights into the River Liffey shows the “need for more swimming facilities in the area.”

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