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Woman rescued by helicopter after getting into difficulty while swimming in Greystones

The Greystones Coast Guard has shared images of the helicopter rescue.

Image of the helicopter rescue today.
Image of the helicopter rescue today.
Image: Greystones Coast Guard Unit via Facebook

Updated Nov 11th 2020, 10:03 PM

A WOMAN WAS rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter today after she got into difficulty while swimming in Greystones, Co Wicklow. 

The middle aged woman was rescued by the helicopter and is understood to be in good condition.

A Garda spokesperson said she has been taken to St Vincent’s Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

A Coast Guard spokesperson said: “Some people were in swimming this afternoon and one got into difficulty.”

A passing lifeguard entered the water to try and help the woman in difficulty, giving her a life ring before returning to the shore as conditions were dangerous. 

She was handed over to the ambulance service before being released and is understood to be in good condition. 

124610244_1533578106835989_8962148261348066071_o The rescue helicopter in Wicklow this afternoon. Source: Greystones Coast Guard via Facebook

The Coast Guard, the National Ambulance Service and gardaí attended the scene in Greystones today. 

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A garda spokesperson said the incident took place at Marine Road earlier this evening. 

“An operation was launched by the Coast Guard and the person was rescued from the water,” the spokesperson said. 

A Status Yellow rainfall warning was in place until 6pm this evening in Wicklow and five other counties.

Heavy and at times intense rainfall was expected with localised flooding and potentially elevated river levels. 

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