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Young girl rescued from sea at Dún Laoghaire

The incident happened shortly after 8pm yesterday.


A YOUNG GIRL was rescued from the sea at Dún Laoghaire in south Dublin yesterday evening.

Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard, the RNLI and Rescue 116, An Garda Síochána, the National Ambulance Service and Dublin Fire Brigade all attended the scene of the incident which happened at around 8.20pm.

The girl was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

It’s believed the girl was swept out to sea while walking. There were high waves at the time as Storm Kathleen passed over Ireland; the country was under a Status Yellow wind warning.

One of the onlookers who tried to help, Luke Nolan (24) from Rathfarnham, told RTÉ News the scene was “extremely traumatic”.

“You go for a walk on the pier of a Saturday evening and suddenly you see a girl out in the middle of the sea, she had no lifejacket, there’s nothing you can do, you feel helpless. But we tried our best to save her, and thankfully the Coast Guard were there,” he said.

A Status Yellow wind warning remains in place for Donegal, Mayo and West Galway until 4pm today.