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Kerry General Hospital, Tralee.
Kerry General Hospital, Tralee.
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UPDATE: Teen dies after swimming incident in Cork river

The boy was swimming with two other teens when he got into difficulty yesterday evening.
Jun 10th 2013, 7:37 AM 9,081 9

Updated 10:20

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has passed away in hospital this morning after being rescued from a river in Cork yesterday evening.

Gardaí said they are investigating the incident in which the boy and two other teens – a boy and girl – were swimming in the River Blackwater, near Knocknagree.

The boy got into difficulty and emergency services were called at about 5.30pm. Gardaí and two ambulances attended the scene and he was pulled out of the water.

He was taken by air ambulance to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee where he died earlier today.

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