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Man in hospital after being rescued from Dollymount Beach

A member of the public alerted the Coast Guard this morning.

Image: Irish Coast Guard

A MAN IN his 30s is recovering in hospital after being rescued from Dollymount Beach this morning.

At 9am the Irish Coast Guard operations centre received a 999 call from a member of the public expressing concern for someone entering the water on Dollymount Beach.

Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116, Howth Coast Guard, Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat and Gardai arrived on the scene and located the man.

He was then winched to safety brought to Beaumont Hospital by helicopter.

The Irish Coast Guard said the man was unconscious and suffering from severe hypothermia when he was pulled from the water.

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