Monday 23 September 2019

Missing kite-surfer located safe and well

Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Stock picture
Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Stock picture
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A kite-surfer who went missing off the coast of Kerry was found safe and well in Co Clare.

The alarm was raised at around 5pm yesterday evening after the man had failed to return to shore, having not been seen since around 4pm off Ballybunion.

The Fenit RNLI Lifeboat, the LÉ Niamh and the Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, were all involved in the search.

The surfer came ashore in Kilkee last night after spending up to two and a half hours at sea.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance for examination and the search was stood down.

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