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Dublin: 17°C Sunday 13 June 2021

Busy weekend for the Irish Coast Guard with callouts all over the country

The Coast Guard said the west of the country was the busiest area but this is not unusual for the first bank holiday of the year.

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Image: Irish Coast Guard via Facebook

THE IRISH COAST Guard has reported a busy weekend with a number of people rescued from mountains, beaches and from the water in coastal areas all around the country over the last couple of days.

The rescues included that of a young boy in Dublin who was airlifted with a broken leg off the mountains to Tallaght hospital. Two teenage boys who who fell along the cliffs in Greystones, Co Wicklow were also rescued yesterday. One of the boys was injured and both were taken to hospital though their injuries are not thought to have been serious.

In Donegal, the Killybegs Coast Guard boat recovered the body of a Norwegian fisherman lost overside and an unconscious youth who fell on the rocks at Moville.

A woman in Waterford took a fall was rescued off the Commeragh mountains yesterday evening and was taken to Waterford Hospital with leg injuries.

The bodies of two people who went into the water in separate incidents in Bundoran and Westport were also recovered today.

The Irish Coast Guard said that while it was a busy time, this was not unusual for the first bank holiday of the year. The west of the country was the busiest area with a number of callouts yesterday and today.

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