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Swimmer Dies After Getting Into Difficulty Off Dalkey

4th June 2021
Rescue 116 and Dun Laoghaire RNLI off Dalkey
The Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 and Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat at the scene off Dalkey in south Co Dublin Credit: Irish Coast Guard - Dun Laoghaire/Facebook

A swimmer rescued off Dalkey yesterday afternoon (Thursday 3 June) has died in hospital, as TheJournal.ie reports.

It’s understood the deceased, a man in his 20s, had been swimming at the Vico Baths below Hawk Cliff when he got into difficulty.

According to the Irish Independent, the young man was pulled from the water by a nurse who was present at the scene and a garda who was alerted to the incident that prompted a multi-agency response.

In a statement, the Irish Coast Guard said the man was subsequently airlifted by the Dublin-based helicopter Rescue 116 to Beaumont Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Lifeboat volunteers at Dun Laoghaire RNLI, which also responded to the emergency, said they were “extremely saddened” by the news of the swimmer’s passing.

“It's an outcome that our crew and our colleagues in the Irish Coast Guard never want to see,” they added.

“Our condolences are with the family and friends of this young man.”

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MacDara Conroy

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