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Man airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty while swimming at Forty Foot

He’s said to be suffering from hypothermia.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A MAN IN his 50s was airlifted to hospital this morning after getting into difficulty while swimming in South Dublin.

The Coast Guard received a 999 call from a woman at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, reporting that a swimmer was in trouble at around 9:35 this morning.

A second man jumped into the water to assist the struggling swimmer as the lifeboat was coming on scene.

A lifeboat, helicopter and land based unit were called to the scene.

The man was examined by the ambulance crew onshore and airlifted to Tallaght hospital, he’s said to be suffering from hypothermia.

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