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Teens Hospitalised After Swimming Accident

21st June 2014
Teens Hospitalised After Swimming Accident

#WaterSafety - After yesterday's warning against taking risks on or near the water during the current hot spell comes news that three teenagers have been hospitalised after an accident at a lake near an apartment complex in Blanchardstown yesterday evening (20 June).

TheJournal.ie reports that a boy and two girls, all aged around 13, were rushed to Temple Street Children's Hospital after the swimming accident. As of last night the boy was said to be in critical condition.

Update 11am: RTÉ News is now reporting that the 13-year-old boy has died in hospital.

Elsewhere in Dublin, another swimming incident on Thursday 19 June saw two men rescued from a cliffside at Balscadden Bay in Howth after getting into difficulty, according to Independent.ie.

The duo struggled to swim against the strong current and eventually made it to rocks at the cliff base, but one of the men was too exhausted to continue.

They were only rescued after attracting the attention of passers-by, tourists who alerted staff at a nearby café.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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