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Coast Guard called out to Portmarnock

THE HOWTH COAST Guard Unit has been called out to investigate a report of a person gone into the water at Portmarnock Beach this evening.

A man was reportedly seen walking into the water at about 7pm today.

The witness saw the male walk into the sea and disappear, according to the Howth Coast Guard.

Coast Guard boats and a rescue helicopter have been deployed in the area. Members of the Gardaí are also at the scene. The Howth RNLI all-weather lifeboat was deployed and the RNLI branch provided on-scene co-ordination of the search area.

Another person at the site told TheJournal.ie that a number of people are out searching the area.

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