Sunday 20 April 2014

Swimmer dies despite rescue efforts

RNLI lifeboats from Dun Laoghaire helped to rescue a swimmer in Dublin Bay, but he later died

A swimmer left fighting for his life after he was pulled from Dublin Bay has died in hospital.

The alarm was raised at about 11.20am on Sunday when the 35-year-old went swimming off Dalkey Island and did not return.

A major search operation was launched and the Garda Water Unit pulled the man from the sea south of Sorrento Terrace.

He was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital, where he died this evening.

RNLI lifeboats from Dun Laoghaire, a coast guard unit and the coast guard rescue helicopter were also involved in the operation.

Press Association

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