We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

slea head

Three students rescued after being trapped by tide at base of cliff in west Kerry

A large-scale rescue operation was launched after the alarm was raised.

Tweet by @Tomtheplumber Tomtheplumber / Twitter Tomtheplumber / Twitter / Twitter

THREE YOUNG WOMEN were rescued last night, after they became trapped by the tide at the base of a cliff near Slea Head in west Kerry.

The students became trapped near Coumeenole beach on Slea Head and the alarm was raised around 9pm last night. 

Units from Dingle Coast Guard, Valentia Lifeboat and Rescue helicopter 115 were among the emergency services that attended the scene. 

One by one, the women were brought to safety in the operation.

RTÉ’s Seán Mac an tSíthigh, reporting from the scene, said that the women were suffering from early stage hypothermia and were brought to hospital in Tralee for treatment. 

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel