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Teenage Girl Dies After Getting Into Difficulty Swimming Off Co Louth Beach

29th June 2019
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TheJournal.ie is reporting along with other news outlets that a teenage girl has died after getting into difficulty swimming off a Co Louth beach yesterday (friday 28 June).

The 14-year-old girl was reportedly pulled out to sea by a rip current while swimming off a beach in Termonfeckin, north-east of Drogheda.

A winch man from the Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 helicopter recovered the girl from the water and she was airlifted from the beach to hospital in Drogheda, where she was later pronounced dead.

Onlookers at the beach shared their distress over the incident with the Irish Independent.

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MacDara Conroy

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