An increase in water safety incidents involving jet skis has led to a joint appeal for responsibility being issued by multiple water safety agencies.
It's urging jet ski users to be careful of their own safety as well as "respect the safety and wellbeing of other water users" and avoid "unnecessary encroachment" into swimming areas and other water group activities.
The joint appeal comes as the coast guard responded to 18 incidents in April and May involving jet skis, with 12 of these incidents related to complaints of encroachments into swimming areas.
These infringements into swimming areas resulted in a greater risk to members of the public and increased demands on search and rescue organisations, the statement said.
The organisations that have issued the appeal include Water Safety Ireland, Irish Sailing, Waterways Ireland, the RNLI and Coast Guard.