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Man rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty surfing in Clare

The man was taken to University Hospital Limerick.

File photo of a Coast Guard helicopter
File photo of a Coast Guard helicopter
Image: Chris Radburn/PA Images

A MAN WAS rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter this morning after getting into difficulty while surfing in Lough Donnell in Quilty, Co Clare.

The man was rescued by the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter R115 and transferred to University Hospital Limerick. 

The man’s condition was serious: rescuers carried out CPR both at the scene and on the way to the hospital. 

The man is understood to be a well-known local lifeguard. 

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