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Coast Guard rescues kayaker clinging to boat

The kayaker got into difficulty at Broadmeadows Estuary in Malahide this afternoon.

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Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A KAYAKER WAS rescued by the Coast Guard today after getting into difficulty in Malahide.

The Irish Coast Guard 999 Operations centre received calls today just after 3pm of a kayaker in difficulty at Broadmeadows Estuary in Malahide.

The report said that the kayaker had fallen out of his boat and was clinging to another kayak. He was unable to get to the bank of the estuary.

This led an Irish Coast Guard helicopter from Dublin Airport and a Coast Guard Shore team from Howth being tasked to attend the scene. The teams began searching the estuary and quickly located the kayaker, who was making his way ashore.

The Rescue 116 helicopter landed on the northern side of the estuary and a Coast Guard paramedic checked the casualty, who by this stage had been in the water for a period of time.

The casualty didn’t require any further assistance. The Irish Coast Guard said it would like to remind the public if they see someone they think maybe in danger on the water to call 999 immediately, as “their call could save a life”.

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