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Missing swimmer airlifted to hospital after rescue

A SWIMMER who was reported missing in Dublin Bay has been recovered from the water by rescuers.

The male swimmer was found by members of the Garda Water Unit who were on an exercise in the area and were called in to help with the search.

 

He was transferred to the Coast Guard helicopter and air-lifted to Tallaght Hospital.

 

His condition is not yet known.

 

The alarm was raised at around shortly after 11am by the man’s friend who was with him at the time.

 

He was recovered from the sea near Dalkey Island at around midday.

A spokeswoman for Tallaght Hospital said the swimmer was currently receiving treatment and was being assessed by medical staff.

 

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