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Man dies after being swept into sea off Waterford coast

The man was rescued from the water earlier this afternoon.

Updated 9.16pm

A MAN IN Waterford has died after being swept out to sea while fishing earlier today.

The man was swept into the water near Annestown between Tramore and Dungarvan at around 1.30pm.

Another man who was with him was also dragged into the sea by a large wave. Rescue crews managed to pull the two men out of the water and they were both taken to hospital.

Gardaí have now confirmed one of the men passed away at University Hospital Waterford. The other remains in hospital in stable condition.

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