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14-year-old girl swept into the sea at Hook Head dies in hospital

She had been on life support.

File photo of Hook Head lighthouse.
File photo of Hook Head lighthouse.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/

A GIRL SWEPT into the sea at the weekend has died in hospital.

It is believed that she had been on life support for the last number of days.

She and a boy were swept into the water at Hook Head in Co Wexford at the weekend.

The Coast Guard received a call from a member of the public just after 2pm on Sunday saying that a number of youths were in the water.

The Waterford-based helicopter was tasked and two casualties were taken from the water at 2.20pm.

The boy suffered from hypothermia and water intake.

Two other teenagers from their group went into the water but managed to make their own way back to shore and only sustained minor cuts and bruises.

The girl was part of a group of scouts who were swept off rocks into turbulent high seas.

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