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Surfer Dies After Incident Off Co Clare

5th July 2021
File image of the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based SAR helicopter Rescue 115
File image of the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based SAR helicopter Rescue 115

BreakingNews.ie reports that a surfer has died in hospital after he got into difficulty off the Co Clare coast this morning, Monday 5 July.

The Irish Coast Guard’s Kilkee unit and Rescue 115 helicopter from Shannon were among the emergency services to attend the scene at Lough Donnell in Quilty, where off-duty lifeguards in the area helped bring the surfer ashore.

The casualty was subsequently airlifted to University Hospital Limerick in critical condition.

This story was updated at 6.05pm on Monday 5 July.

Published in Rescue, Surfing, Coastguard
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