Lifeguards From Clarecastle To Be Honoured At Irish Water Safety Awards

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A brother and sister from Clarecastle are to be honoured for their quick-thinking life-saving actions today.

In June of this year, at Spanish Point, off-duty lifeguards Bernard and Roisin Cahill noticed two people swimming towards what they recognised as a rip current.

They rushed to help them, with Bernard using a kayak that he had borrowed from a member of the public to bring a struggling swimmer to shore.


Today, they will be among thirty people from throughout the country who will be presented with awards by Irish Water Safety in recognition of their efforts.

Speaking to Clare FM following the incident in June, Bernard outlined how he normally wouldn’t have been in the area at the time that the incident occured, and how it could have easily been a tragedy: