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The casualty was one of three people undertaking survey work at the water level for the Ordnance Survey Ireland, and apparently lost his footing on the rocks after being struck by a wave.
Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 responded to the scene along with Fenit RNLI and coastguard units from Ballybunion and Glenderry, and the man was airlifted to Tralee General Hospital for observation.
It is not believed he sustained any injuries, and it was confirmed he and his colleagues were kitted out in full safety gear for their work.
The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.
Port expansion options are to be examined so to prepare ports for larger trade volumes when the opportunities arise. Also under consideration are the non-core assets at the Port of Foynes and Limerick Docks. To read more about the masterplan and the challenges and issues that has been identified in both ports click HERE.
The statutory jurisdiction of the estuary is under the control of SFPC, which is responsible for the estuary that runs from the mouth entrance marked by Kerry and Loop Heads and stretching far inland to Limerick City. The natural waterway can handle vessels of up to 200,000 deadweight tonnes (dwt) which are the largest ships that can dock in Irish waters.