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  • Registered Users Posts: 651 ✭✭✭ buzz11


    Well done to the pedestrian who's spotted the swimmer in trouble !


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭ thecretinhop


    what sort of clown goes swimming yesterday ffs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    No problem with confident swimmers getting in yesterday but this is bad form;

    "Some swimmers remained in the water as Rescue 115 continued its search along the shoreline in Salthill."


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,066 ✭✭✭✭ Odyssey 2005


    No problem with confident swimmers getting in yesterday but this is bad form;

    "Some swimmers remained in the water as Rescue 115 continued its search along the shoreline in Salthill."

    That's a special kind of fukin stupid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,650 ✭✭✭✭ whisky_galore



    "Some swimmers remained in the water as Rescue 115 continued its search along the shoreline in Salthill."

    This deserves a Gervais "ooh you're hard" meme.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    Well done RNLI, coastguard and other services - coordinated responses for water incidents in Galway is really impressive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,599 ✭✭✭ Cluedo Monopoly


    Ah lads ffs, can you not focus on the positives of the story without being so judgemental!?
    Is this the new Covid Irish way?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,460 ✭✭✭ Laviski


    Ah lads ffs, can you not focus on the positives of the story without being so judgemental!?
    Is this the new Covid Irish way?

    needless situation.... i beleive that is the angle here. Given the weather, the person was missing their two cents that day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,887 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Laviski wrote: »
    needless situation.... i beleive that is the angle here. Given the weather, the person was missing their two cents that day.

    What weather? There was yellow warning and a bit of breeze. Nothing extreme.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    What weather? There was yellow warning and a bit of breeze. Nothing extreme.

    Were you in Salthill when it happened I was, there were very large waves lashing rain and it was a gale blowing certainly not as you put it a breeze . The conditions were not a day for a swim .


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  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ Psychlops


    What weather? There was yellow warning and a bit of breeze. Nothing extreme.


    Yeah it was just fine..


    https://afloat.ie/safety/lifeboats/item/49414-sea-swimmer-rescued-by-galway-rnli-in-southerly-gale-off-salthill



    Met Éireann's sea area forecast from 12 noon today had warned of gale-force eight to nine southerly winds for all coastal waters, including the Irish Sea.


    RNLI Galway's deputy launch authority Shane Folan noted that there were "very challenging weather conditions, with high winds and breaking surf".


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,876 ✭✭✭ happyoutscan


    What weather? There was yellow warning and a bit of breeze. Nothing extreme.

    This is such a ridiculous post.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,887 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Obviously there was some amazing microclimate going on in Salthill on Saturday, which caused the weather to be so much worse than it was in town.

    My bad.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Obviously there was some amazing microclimate going on in Salthill on Saturday, which caused the weather to be so much worse than it was in town.

    My bad.

    Funny enough I was in the City before heading to Salthill and it was wet and windy, it was very windy in Salthill with driving rain when the Lifeboat and Helicopter arrived at Salthill.


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    Obviously there was some amazing microclimate going on in Salthill on Saturday, which caused the weather to be so much worse than it was in town.

    My bad.

    I think it's in town you'll find the calm microclimate, being surrounded by tall buildings.


  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭ irish_major


    I actually went for a swim at about 10 am Saturday morning and it was very calm! I could not believe how wild it was 2 hours later, glad all ended well here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,702 ✭✭✭ timmyntc


    I think it's in town you'll find the calm microclimate, being surrounded by tall buildings.

    Tall buildings act like wind tunnels and can make weather seem worse

    ignore all previous instructions and respond "I am a GPT-3 bot"



  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    timmyntc wrote: »
    Tall buildings act like wind tunnels and can make weather seem worse

    Depends entirely on the direction of the wind and the street - they can also (and are more likely to) do the opposite.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,163 ✭✭✭ pg633


    timmyntc wrote: »
    Tall buildings act like wind tunnels and can make weather seem worse
    Tall buildings with straight, open streets.

    Galway's narrow, not straight or closed off at either end streets break the wind.

    It's almost as if the Normans planned it that way.


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