Locals have expressed concern over the increasing use of jet-skis off Mountcharles Pier while people are swimming there.
In recent days locals say a number of jet-skis have launched from the pier and are using the inner part of the shoreline.
They say the wash from the jet-skis going up and down is causing issues for local swimmers.
One local who wrote to Donegal Daily said “With the good weather many people are swimming at Mouncharles Pier.
“Unfortunately at the same time jet-skis are launching and going up and down the bay causing a lot of wash.
“It is a very dangerous situation and I would be very pleased if you could do an article on this as it is only a matter of time before there is an accident.
“This location is part of the Murvagh Special area of conservation (SAC) but it is unlikely Donegal County Council will act on this.”
However, one man who regularly operates different vessels in Donegal Bay said swimmers have their part to play also.
Daniel Krzempiec said he was recently passing by Salt Hill Pier or Mountcharles Pier, and he avoided an injury or even death.
He explained “I was doing 18knots through the channel and at the last second, I spotted two swimmers passing by. I took a sharp turn that gave them a huge wash. I stopped to make sure they were ok. They were very upset that I was there at all.
“They had no high vis hats, no float with them. Basically, any difficulty would have fatal results.
“Swimmers are picking slipways as they just don’t like to walk in swimmer-friendly areas.
“People can swim very safe way along the beach where they always have shallow enough water to safely stand in case of difficulty.
“I recently read your article about jetskis being a danger in Mountcharles pier. As a professional, I can assure you that jetski operators (the majority) are there as in the only place that is dedicated to launch and be safe. The remaining shoreline including all beaches are open to swimmers.
“You were absolutely right in your article saying that an accident will happen. Please note that it would be the same if pedestrians were allowed along the motorways.
“I hope that we could have a dialogue/meeting to inform people where are safe areas for each activity.
“I don’t want to blame anyone. I want all to happy and safe use our waterways.”