AT the recent Angling Ireland Show, held over two days at the National Show Centre, Swords, 367 anglers from all over Ireland visited the RNLI stand for lifesaving tips and sea safety advice, and to avail of the free lifejacket clinic.

Out of the 37 lifejackets brought to the clinic, 31 of them were found to have safety issues.

John McKenna, Coastal Safety Officer with Howth RNLI, said a lifejacket is useless if you don’t wear it, but it’s also important to maintain it properly. Mr McKenna said: “Three simple steps could help to save your life – check that the gas canister is in good condition and screwed in properly, the firing head is within its expiry date and that a crotch strap is attached securely.”

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