‘Disgust’ over lifebuoy vandalism in Castlerea

Local county councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice has said he is “disappointed and disgusted” following an act of vandalism to a number of lifebuoys at the Demesne in Castlerea.

  Three lifebuoys located next to the Francis River were stolen or vandalised last week.

  Posting on social media last Thursday, Cllr. Fitzmaurice said the vandalism posed a risk to life.

  “I’m disappointed and disgusted that three lifebuoys have been stolen or vandalised at the Demesne, Castlerea,” he said.

  “Lifebuoys are there to save lives and anyone who removes or interferes with lifebuoys is potentially risking someone’s life”.

  An image shared by the councillor on Facebook showed one of the lifebuoys in the river close to River Island in the town.

  Cllr. Fitzmaurice said he would retrieve the lifebuoy as soon as water levels at the river dropped – and put it back where it belongs.