Clare County Council lifeguards carried out 92 water rescues at Clare’s 11 lifeguarded beaches between June and August.
Figures show that 10,728 potential accidents or an average of 14 accidents per hour were avoided at Clare’s nine Blue Flag and two Green Coast beaches with on-duty lifeguards engaging with bathers who had entered the water at known dangerous bathing locations or assisting bathers who had knowingly or unknowingly strayed outside the red and yellow flags.
The figures also show that first aid treatment was administered to 665 people while lifeguards reunited 39 children with their guardians.
Clare County Council employs 32 full-time lifeguards to cover Clare’s 9 Blue Flag and 2 Green Coast beaches during the summer season.
Lifeguard cover in Clare for 2017 finished on Sunday 10 September.