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Coastguard Helicopter Rescues Swimmer in Difficulty off Greystones

11th November 2020
Rescue 116 attends the scene off Greystones this afternoon Rescue 116 attends the scene off Greystones this afternoon Photo: Wicklow Fire Service/Twitter

The Irish Coast Guard’s Dublin-based helicopter was tasked to the rescue of a swimmer in difficulty off Greystones this afternoon, Wednesday 11 November.

TheJournal.ie reports that the middle-aged woman was one of a number of people swimming in the sea off the Co Wicklow town amid poor weather conditions, with a Status Yellow warning in place for heavy rain.

It’s understood a member of the public entered the water to reach the casualty with a flotation device, but they safely returned to land and the woman was subsequenty winched from the sea by the crew of Rescue 116.

TheJournal.ie has more on the story HERE.

Published in Rescue, Coastguard
MacDara Conroy

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