Q Irish Water Safety is urging people to put into practise simple water safety guidelines. They include:
* Never swim alone and always swim within your depth.
* Only swim in areas you are familiar with and ask locals for advice on any hazards if unsure.
* Swim at waterways with lifeguards or, if the area isn't lifeguarded, swim only at traditional bathing areas.
* Make sure that ringbuoys or lifesavers are present.
* Do not swim at night, and don't drink alcohol before getting in the water.