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Teenager dies after sand dune accident at Dingle Peninsula

Gardaí say the incident was a tragic accident.

Dingle Peninsula (File photo)
Dingle Peninsula (File photo)
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE TEENAGE WOMAN who was hospitalised after a sand dune collapsed on top of her at Dingle Peninsula in Kerry yesterday has died.

Gardaí have confirmed that the 19-year-old woman died in hospital earlier today.

She had become trapped under the sand dune at around 3pm yesterday. It’s believed this happened after she had been participating in a sport which involves digging a hole in a sand dune and jumping into it from higher up.

Emergency services who arrived on the scene managed to pull the woman from under the sand and transfer her to Tralee General Hospital by ambulance where she died from her injuries earlier today.

Gardaí have confirmed the incident is being investigated but it is being treated as a tragic accident.

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