Gardaí in Buncrana are leading the roll-out of a pilot initiative to save lives in water emergencies.
The trial will see each patrol car in the district being equipped with a throw bag – a device which can be a lifeline in the event of someone falling into water.
Gardaí have been trained to use the life-saving equipment, which consists of ring buoys with combined throw bags and independent throw bags.
“As more people are likely to take to the water with the improving weather An Garda Síochána is reminding the public to stay safe while engaging in activities in or on the water,” a garda spokesperson said.
This pilot initiative is being run in conjunction with Water Safety Ireland and is supported by the RNLI.