On Sunday 11th September, Beach Lifeguards across Co. Cork lowered their Flags for the last time in 2016. During the following week we reached 3000 Likes on Facebook.
It was a season of mixed weather, yet Lifeguards were kept busy. 30 people in total were rescued, 204 people (including some of their own Lifeguards) were provided with First Aid care, while 37 children and 1 puppy were reunited with their parents/guardians. They had some very interesting encounters, visited by California State Lifeguards and Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish. They were lucky enough to train with both the Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI on a number of occasions; which paid off ten-fold during this season’s emergency incidents.
This was the third season of the Cork CoCo Beach Lifeguard Facebook Page, with its Morning Beach Report. It was arguably their most successful season so far, as the Page reached 3000 Likes and their posts on average reached 2271 people! Also, they began training the next generation of administrators, to keep this Page going for future seasons. During the end of season report, Cork Beach Lifeguards expressed sincere gratitude to everyone for their continued support this season; for their cooperation, feedback, Likes and Shares. They thanked the other Cork Beach Lifeguards and Cork County Council’s WSDO, Caroline Casey, without whom this would not be possible. They also extended a warm welcome to all of their new followers.