Following reports locally that a young man jumped off the bridge in Carrick-on-Shannon despite dangerous conditions caused by flood waters as part of a Neknomination challenge, local gardai have warned young people against such behaviour.
The Leitrim Observer understands that a local young man jumped off the bridge in Carrick-on-Shannon into freezing waters and swam to the shore to waiting friends as part of his Neknomination.
With conditions on the Shannon River described as ‘very dangerous’ at the moment due to rising flood waters, gardai have described this sort of behaviour as not only foolhardy, but also life threatening, especially following the drowning of a 19-year-old in Carlow last week.
Meanwhile a co-founder of a fitness company, Shred to Toe, Niamh Martin has started the campaign #shrednominations to be pro-active towards alcoholism in Ireland.
The idea is that, instead of a pointless alcohol challenge, people complete a fitness challenge, film it, upload it on social media and then issue a similiar challenge to two others.
Local TD, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, has already gotten behind the new campaign, posting his challenge online this week.