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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
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# off the beaten track
Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods
The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

AN IRISH FAMILY of five was rescued from Cratloe Woods in Co Clare last night after getting lost while on an evening walk.

It is understood that the three children were aged between four and nine. A Coast Guard spokesperson said they drifted off the footpath and became disorientated.

The father called gardaí just before 10pm last night and the Coast Guard was called in to assist. The spokesperson said their SMS tracker system was used to lock onto the location of the family but they were unable to find them straight away.

Three units of the Coast Guard and the rescue helicopter from Shannon assisted in the search and the family was eventually found at 11.52pm.

The Coast Guard spokesperson told us “they were all fine, just cold”.

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