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Kayaker Dies After Incident In Co Kerry

4th November 2019
The woman was airlifted to hospital by the Irish Community Rapid Response helicopter The woman was airlifted to hospital by the Irish Community Rapid Response helicopter Photo: ICRR

Update: The Irish Mirror has since reported that the 20-year-old student recovered from the Caragh River at the weekend had died in hospital.

The Irish Times reports that a University of Limerick student is in critical condition after getting into difficulty while kayaking in Co Kerry at the weekend.

The 20-year-old woman and a fellow student, a 21-year-old man said to be “stable”, were recovered from the Caragh River on Saturday afternoon (2 November) after other members of their group found their kayaks overturned in rough waters.

The Irish Times has more in the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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