River patrol will see volunteers man suicide hotspots
Friday, 13 March 2015 6:02
Written by: Enda Cunningham
The surging waters at O'Brien's Bridge. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.
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Voluntary patrols of the River Corrib and the city’s waterways – to prevent suicides and accidental loss of life – are set to be introduced for the summer.
“Marie Skehill, the Superintendent in Galway is getting onto another ‘watch’ in Cork, so we will pool together the information from all three and see what suits Galway City best.
“Volunteers will go out in groups of three from around 9.30pm in hi-viz gear to watch out for people that may be in trouble. And it’s important to bear in mind that not every drowning is suicide, some are accidental because people may be lost or in an unfamiliar area,” said Mr Carr.
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