Two people, both in their 50s, got into trouble while swimming in the water at Ballybunion Beach in Co Kerry, Ireland. Yesterday, August 4, around 17:00, the Valencia Coast Guard received a report that a person was having difficulties in the water. CorkBeo reports.
An extensive search and rescue operation was carried out with the Clare-based coastguard helicopter R115, Ballybunion Community Rescue Boat Ireland and Kilrush RNLI all sent to the scene.
A second person was recovered by Ballybunion Community Rescue Boat Ireland shortly after the first person was pulled from the water just after 6pm.
Both the man and the woman died at the scene shortly after.
Kilrush RNLI was stopped shortly after the launch but restarted after reporting that there was a third person in the water. After a precautionary search, it was stopped again.
The Coast Guard operation was also called off after it was confirmed that there were no other swimmers in the water.
A spokesman for the Irish Coast Guard said they had “condolences with the families of the two victims”.
The Civil Defense and Garda squads were also at the scene.
The two victims were taken by ambulance from the scene to Cary University Hospital, where a case will be prepared for the coroner.
A Garda spokesman said: “Garda and emergency services were called at approximately 6pm this evening after two men in their 50s got into difficulty in the water at Ballybunion Beach in Kerry.
“They were taken from the water and declared dead shortly after.
“Both bodies were taken from the scene by ambulance to the mortuary of Cary University Hospital. A case will be prepared for the convict.”
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