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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 10 August, 2020

Injured kayaker rescued from Clare Glens in two hour operation

Crews from the Coast Guard, South East Mountain Rescue, the fire service and the National Ambulance Service all worked together in the rescue.

Image: Killaloe Coast Guard unit via Facebook

A 26-YEAR-old man who was injured while kayaking in the Clare Glens, Co Limerick, was rescued yesterday by the Coast Guard and mountain rescue volunteers.

The man had broken his shoulder while kayaking with friends. The Killaloe Coast Guard unit along with the Waterford Coast Guard helicopter was tasked to the incident but the helicopter was unable to winch from the area.

South East Mountain Rescue, the fire service, and a HSE ambulance crew also assisted in the rescue operation. Ground crews were forced to pull the injured man up a 40 foot bank from the river.

This morning the Killaloe Coast Guard unit said that after two hours of “great team work by all crews” the man was transported to hospital by ambulance.

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