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Grandfather and Grandson Rescued Off Kerry Coast After Kayak Capsize

8th August 2023
File image of White Strand at Derrynane, Co Kerry
White Strand at Derrynane, Co Kerry where the grandfather and grandson were rescued from the water on Sunday afternoon 6 August Credit: Graham Horn/Geograph

Tragedy was averted this August Bank Holiday weekend when a grandfather and his grandson were rescued from the sea after their kayak capsized off White Strand in Co Kerry.

As the Kerryman reports, emergency services including the Irish Coast Guard’s Shannon-based helicopter Rescue 115 were dispatched on Sunday afternoon (6 August) when the pair failed to return home as planned.

Both were wearing lifejackets which kept them afloat in the water for nearly an hour before help arrived, and they were subsequently treated for symptoms of hypothermia by the local Iveragh coastguard unit.

The Kerryman has more on the story HERE.

Published in Kayaking, Rescue
MacDara Conroy

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