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Man (50s) dies after getting into difficulty in water at Forty Foot in Dublin

Gardaí in Dun Laoghaire were called to the incident at the Forty Foot at around 2.30pm.

File photo - Forty Foot, Dublin
File photo - Forty Foot, Dublin
Image: Shutterstock/ianmitchinson

A MAN IN his 50s has died after getting into difficult in the water at the Forty Foot in Dublin this afternoon. 

Gardaí in Dun Laoghaire were called to the incident at the Forty Foot at around 2.30pm.

A man in his late 50s had gotten into difficulties in the water and a number of people went to his assistance.

Emergency services including the Dun Laoghaire lifeboat, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard, Rescue 116, the ambulance service and gardaí responded to the incident. 

The Coast Guard arrived and took the injured man to Sandycove Point.

He was then taken by ambulance to St Vincent’s Hospital where he later died. 

A file will be prepared for the Coroner’s Court. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

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