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Coast guard rescues man having a possible stroke

The man was taken to hospital in just four minutes.
Oct 20th 2015, 7:19 PM 15,916 9

rescue helicopter The scene of the incident today Source: Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard

THE COAST GUARD has been involved in a rescue effort on an individual who is believed to have had a stroke while swimming.

The call went out to emergency services shortly before midday today that someone was struggling on White Rock beach in Dún Laoghaire.

Shortly after the individual was attended to by the National Ambulance Service on the beach while An Garda Síochána and the Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard prepared the scene for a helicopter landing.

While this was underway, Howth Coast Guard prepared the landing zone in Beaumont Hospital.

This preparation from the various agencies allowed the casualty to be airlifted to hospital in just four minutes.

Read: Investigation launched into “regrettable” hoax Coastguard call off Cork coast

Also: Search of canal continuing this morning after body part spotted in the water

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