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Search resumes for man in his 20s who got into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast

The search resumed at first light.

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A SEARCH HAS resumed this morning for a swimmer who got into difficulty off the Donegal coast.

The man, believed to be a soldier aged in his late 20s, got into difficulty in the sea at Bundoran yesterday evening.

The man was part of a group of five male swimmers who went swimming at Tullan Strand and subsequently got into difficulty.

Four of the group made it to safety with the help of local surfers.

Bundoran RNLI were alerted just after 6pm yesterday evening spokesman Shane Smyth told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

“We were on the scene very quickly as were Killybegs Coast Guard and the Rescue 118 helicopter out of Sligo,” he said.

We were stood down at 9pm as it started to get dark. Conditions weren’t great, the swell was very heavy, and conditions are similarly bad this morning.

The search, which resumed this morning at first light, also comprises a significant shoreside crew who are working along the coastline at Tullan Strand.

Smyth added that he believes the five men are based at the Finner Camp military barracks near Ballyshannon.

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