Man dies after jet ski accident on Carlingford Lough

Emergancy services rushed to the scene after two jet skiers got into difficulty in Carlingford Lough on Monday afternoon. Photo: Facebook Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Peninsula

Margaret RoddyThe Argus

A man in his 40s has died in hospital after a jet ski accident on Carlingford Lough in which a woman was also injured.

The man and a woman were taken from the water and removed by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda after a multi-agency rescue was launched around 5pm.

Volunteers from Greenore Coast Guard Kilkeel RNLI, South Down Coast Guard and Clogherhead RNLI took part in a search of the lough following an emergency call that two people were in difficulty on the water.

An Garda Síochána, the HSE National Ambulance Service Rescue and the 116 Irish Coast Guard also responded.

The two were taken ashore at the marina in Carlingford by the crew from the Kilkeel boat and transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital by a waiting ambulance.

Gardai said they received a report of two people who had got into difficulty at approximately 5pm on Monday May 22.

“A male and female were rescued by the Coast Guard and taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. The man, aged in his 40s, passed away on Tuesday afternoon,” gardai said.