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Emma Nevin

Swimmer rushed to hospital in serious condition after being rescued from the Forty Foot

A major rescue operation was conducted yesterday to assist a swimmer in difficulty at the Forty Foot.

Members of the public alerted emergency services and the Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard, RNLI Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station, gardai and paramedics were all on the scene.

The RNLI Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat crew recovered the swimmer from the sea and brought them to Coast Guard crew at Sandycove where they immediately received medical treatment. They were then transported to hospital in a "very serious condition".

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The Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard said: "Conditions were not ideal for swimming due to Easterly winds. Please exercise caution when making a decision to swim. Any doubt, don’t swim!

"Remember if you see anyone in difficulty in or near the water, dial 112 or VHF channel 16 immediately and ask for the Coast Guard."

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