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Girl (14) who was pulled out to sea off Co Louth dies in hospital

The incident happened off Termonfeckin beach.

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Updated Jun 28th 2019, 8:14 PM

A TEENAGE GIRL has died in hospital after she was pulled out to sea off Termonfeckin beach in Co Louth.

The Irish Coast Guard was alerted to an incident involving a missing swimmer at about 1.30pm today.

The girl was pulled out to sea by a rip current.

A winchman was lowered into the sea after the girl was spotted from the air. He then swam with her to shore and she was airlifted by rescue helicopter R116 to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda in a serious condition. 

She has since been pronounced dead.  

RNLI lifeboats from Skerries and Clogherhead were also tasked to assist in the rescue if required, and were stood down after the girl was recovered.

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