As heatwave hits Irish public reminded of dangers of alcohol on the water

Drink Aware and Irish Water Safety warn of dangers

As Ireland gets ready for a heatwave, drinkaware.ie and Irish Water Safety are reminding people of the dangers of drinking alcohol on or near water.

On average 140 people drown in Ireland each year.

Deputy CEO of Irish Water Safety, Roger Sweeney, said there's a simple ABC of what to do if you suspect someone is in difficulty in the water: