River Lee Vigil
Now each year on average over 100 people drown in Ireland. The majority of these deaths happen in inland rivers and waterways. On Friday, a special ceremony will be held in Cork to commemorate people who lost their lives in the River Lee. Our reporter Brian O’Connell has been speaking with some of those taking part.
Journey of Remembrance takes place from 7.30pm next Friday at the Port of Cork, and members of the public can leave flowers at the site between 3 and 5pm also that afternoon.
On average over the last decade, about 135 drown in Ireland every year.
62% of drownings are inland.
Last year 114 drowned in Ireland - 55 were accidents, 33 suicides, 25 undetermined, 1 homicide
Six children drowned in Ireland last year aged 14 and under which reflects the importance of uninterrupted child supervision.
Also, people should take training before pursuing aquatic activities and reference one of our websites, www.safetyzone.ie. This appeal comes in the wake of 114 drownings last year.