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Tourist Rescued From Cold Waters After Attempting to Swim from Howth Head to Ireland’s Eye

22nd April 2024
File image of Ireland’s Eye
The man in his 20s had been attempting to swim from Burrow Beach to Ireland’s Eye Credit: Superchilum/Wikimedia

A tourist was rescued from the waters off Howth in North Co Dublin at the weekend after attempting to swim from Burrow Beach to Ireland’s Eye.

As RTÉ News reports, the man in his 20s was discovered clinging to a marker buoy around a kilometre from the shore by a passing ferry on Sunday evening (21 April).

The ferry was shortly after met by the Irish Coast Guard’s Howth unit whose volunteers administered care to the casualty, who showed symptoms of severe hypothermia.

The casualty was subsequently transferred by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital.

In a statement on social media, Howth Coast Guard said: “The swimmer, unfamiliar with the area, had become hypothermic and exhausted, clinging to a buoy for safety.

“Thankfully, the last ferry of the day spotted them just in time and brought them ashore.”

Published in Rescue, Coastguard Team

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