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Update: Swimmer taken from Dublin coastal waters dies in hospital

The man was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital after he was taken from the water in Dublin Bay this morning.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Update: 6.33pm

A SWIMMER WHO was taken from the water by rescue workers after being reported missing in Dublin Bay earlier this morning has passed away.

Gardaí confirmed the death for TheJournal.ie this evening.

The Coast Guard was alerted to the incident at approximately 11.00am, after which the the Dún Laoghaire lifeboats (inshore and offshore), the Garda Water Unit, the Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard Unit, and a rescue helicopter based at Dublin Airport were deployed.

The man, believed to be a foreign national, was taken from the water at 12.05pm and taken by helicopter to Tallaght Hospital, where he later died.

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