In a busy weekend for beaches and waterways, jet skiers in Donegal are being urged to read and follow bye-laws at local piers.
Coast guards have reported a recent spate of jet ski infringements into swimming areas, resulting in a greater risk to members of the public. The incidents have placed increased demands on Search and Rescue organisations.
Mulroy Coast Guard is specifically reminding Downings visitors that there are specific bye-laws for the area. They are outlined in a sign at the entrance of the pier.
“Please familiarise yourself with them prior to launching,” a spokesperson said.
During the months of April and May, the Irish Coast Guard coordinated responses to 18 Jet Ski related incidents 12 of which related to complaints pertaining to encroachments into swimming areas.