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Missing teenager airlifted to hospital after being found in Co Clare woods

A multi-agency search was launched yesterday.

A TEENAGE GIRL was airlifted to hospital after being found in a wooded area in Co Clare yesterday.

The girl’s family alerted gardaí yesterday afternoon when she went missing from her home. A search was launched and concentrated on the woods at Cratloe in the south of the county.

The Irish Coast Guard helicopter based at Shannon Airport was also tasked to take part in the expanded search with gardaí also calling on the assistance of the Limerick Land Search Unit.

The Clare Herald reports that the 16-year-old was found at about 6pm, just over four hours after she was reported missing by her family.

Killaloe Coast Guard say they then gave the teenager first aid before transporting her to a local GAA pitch where she was assessed by paramedics.

A decision was taken to airlift her to hospital with the Coast Huard helicopter bringing her to University Hospital Limerick.

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