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Teen Boys Drown In Ennis Quarry Lake

1st June 2018
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in the emergency operation in Ennis yesterday The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 was involved in the emergency operation in Ennis yesterday

Two teenage boys have died in hospital after getting into difficulty swimming in a quarry lake in Ennis, as TheJournal.ie reports.

Emergency services were called to the scene at a quarry lake near Ennis, Co Clare at 3.30pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday 31 May).

It’s understood that the casualties were recovered from the water and airlifted to University Hospital Limerick in critical condition.

According to The Irish Times, the deceased have been named locally as Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney, both aged 15.

Thirty children aged 14 and under have died by drowning in the last decade, according to Irish Water Safety’s recent campaign for vigilance on the water.

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