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Dublin: 6 °C Monday 21 October, 2019

Man suffers heart attack on Waterford beach

It is thought that the heat today was a contributing factor.

Image: Irish Coast Guard via Facebook

A MAN WAS airlifted to hospital by the Coast Guard this afternoon after suffering a heart attack on a beach in Tramore, Co Waterford.

It is believed that today’s soaring temperatures were a contributing factor and the Coast Guard was called in to assist. They arrived on the scene just before 1pm to collect the man and landed near Waterford University Hospital so he could be taken in by ambulance.

Today Met Éireann issued a weather warning, forecasting temperatures of up to 28 degrees in some places and the Irish Coast Guard shared a safety message urging people to take care in the heat and, in particular, to stay hydrated.

Source: Irish Coast Guard via Facebook

In a separate incident just before 8pm this evening, a 15-year-old was taken from the water at Bunmahon Strand. The Waterford helicopter was also sent to remove the teen from the scene to hospital.

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