Over 8,500 sign petition for precaution on the Corrib

A petition to Galway city board to enhance precaution along the Corrib river as it travels through the city has actually drawn in over 8,500 signatures.

A petition on the platform Change.org is requiring funding from the federal government and city council to ‘ Make the River Corrib Safer– Let’s Conserve Some Lives’.

Though the Corrib is among the shortest rivers in Europe, stretching simply six kilometres from Lough Corrib to Galway Bay, it is one of the most harmful.

The Lower Corrib which streams through Galway city is the fastest flowing river of any city in Europe.

Lives are lost every year to the waters of the river, either through suicides or tragic accidents, many involving alcohol.

This online petition to the city council says that more ladders are needed along the side of the river to give people who fall in a chance to get out.

A lack of these means that falling into the river in Galway is “like falling under lava” the petition claims.

Without them it’s more than simply people who stumble into the river that get injured, the petition says.

It’s been regularly displayed in studies that people who make that dreadful decision to end their own lives practically constantly regret it instantly.

On top of ladders and rope to help individuals leave the river, this petition calls for the setup of cctv and sensing units keeping track of the length of the river.

A pilot project to set up thermal imaging technology along the length of the Corrib in the city received backing from the government in November.

The job would send out an automated alert to gardaí when thermal imaging spotted somebody going into the water.

This petition to safeguard individuals from risk on the Corrib comes as the search continues for Robert Murray who has been missing out on from Galway city given that Tuesday, January 8.

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