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Woman rescued from semi-submerged car in Kerry

She was visiting friends and was unfamiliar with the area, becoming stranded on shore.

The stretch of shoreline, circled, in Co Kerry where the woman became stranded last night.
The stretch of shoreline, circled, in Co Kerry where the woman became stranded last night.

A WOMAN IS recovering in hospital this morning after she was rescued from a semi-submerged car on a Co Kerry shoreline.

The Co Limerick native was visiting friends in the Ballylongford area and was “unfamiliar with the area”, according to her rescuers from the Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service.

The rescue service were alerted at 7.15pm yesterday evening that there was a person in water in a car in Ballylongford. With the help of a Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter and the Ballybunion Coast Guard Unit, the woman was located in her car, which was sitting in the sea, semi-submerged, at Clounamon, Asdee, Co Kerry.

She was treated for shock and hypothermia and was transferred to Kerry General Hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.

It appears she took an accidental turn onto the shoreline and a spokesperson from Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service said, “She deserves great credit for remaining calm in extreme circumstances.”

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