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Dublin: 8°C Tuesday 19 January 2021

Two men rescued from Lough Derg

The father and son team got into difficulty this afternoon while kayaking.

The kayak is towed back to the marina
The kayak is towed back to the marina
Image: Larkins Bar via Facebook

AN ENGLISH FATHER and son team had to be taken from the freezing water of Lough Derg this afternoon when their kayaks capsized.

The pair were believed to have been in the water for up to 30 minutes before they were rescued.

The incident happened just in front of Garrykennedy Marina near Nenagh.

The two kayaks capsized in rough water and the two men were unable to right them.

Local man Tom Dowling spotted the two in difficulty and, along with another man, Pat O’Connor, departed Garrykennedy Marina and rescued the two men from the freezing water.

A local nurse tended to the two men after they were brought to the marina, with both diagnosed with hypothermia and mild shock.

The son was brought to Nenagh Hospital for a check up.

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