Wednesday 13 December 2017

Two teenagers recovering in hospital following Irish Coast Guard rescue

The S92 Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
Images from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
The S92 Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter. Images from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two teenagers are recovering in hospital this evening after they were rescued by the Coast Guard.

It's understood the two teenagers were among a group of six people who were swimming in Nun's Strand, Co Kerry, earlier this evening.

The teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were trapped on the beach by a rising tide.

It's believed the pair managed to get on top of a rock from where they were rescued. Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue, the Ballybunion Coast Guard were called to the scene.

The two teenagers were rescued by Sea Rescue.

It is understood they sustained cuts and bruises, and were treated for hypothermia.

They were airlifted to Kerry General Hospital for treatment.

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