Coastguard warning not to use toy boats out at sea
The Irish Coast Guard is urging people not to go to sea in unsuitable craft, such as inflatables bought from supermarkets.
Incidents varied from inflatables being blown out to sea, to people being isolated by the tide and also a notable increase in the use of cheap dinghies with small outboards.
Now, as we’re experiencing ‘a scorcher of a week’, the Coast Guard is renewing its appeal for seafarers to ‘use the right tools for the job’.
Parents and guardians are advised to be vigilant especially where young teenagers are purchasing such equipment.