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Man Dies After Being Swept Into Sea From Clare Coastal Cliff

14th January 2018
Rescue 115 was involved in the recovery of a man swept into the sea near Kilkee yesterday afternoon Rescue 115 was involved in the recovery of a man swept into the sea near Kilkee yesterday afternoon

#Creeragh - Independent.ie reports that a man has died after he was swept into the sea by an unexpected wave near Kilkee in Co Clare yesterday (Saturday 13 January).

The 30-year-old man, believed to be a Hungarian national resident in Galway, is understood to have climbed down to the base of a cliff in Creeragh to take photos when he was washed away.

Emergency services were alerted immediately, and the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 quickly located the casualty and winched him from the water.

However, the man was later pronounced dead at University Hospital Limerick.

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MacDara Conroy

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