Thursday 21 February 2019

Woman (30s) dies following kayaking incident in Co Kerry

Roughty Bridge, Kilgarvan Photo: Google Maps
Roughty Bridge, Kilgarvan Photo: Google Maps
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Catherine Devine and Ralph Riegel

A woman has died following a kayaking incident in Co Kerry.

The woman in her 30s drowned after she got into difficulty kayaking in the Roughty River, Kilgarvan shortly after 12pm today.

It's believed the woman was one of a party of up to six from Cork who were kayaking at the popular spot.

The group had been kayaking between the Loop Bridge and Kilgarvan village when the alarm was raised that the woman got into difficulty.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her remains were taken to University Hospital Kerry.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene and said that enquiries are ongoing.

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