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Two women die after getting into difficulty on Kerry beach

The women, who are in their 60s and 70s, died after being airlifted to Kerry General Hospital.

The scene of the rescue this evening
The scene of the rescue this evening
Image: Joe Holland

Updated 11.27 pm 

TWO WOMEN HAVE died in hospital after being taken from the water off the Kerry Coast.

The women, one of whom was in her 60s and the other in her 70s, were airlifted to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee where they later died.

Emergency services were alerted that the women had run into problems at Inch Strand at around 7 o’clock this evening.

Gardaí, ambulances and the Coast Guard all attended the scene in the bid to rescue the two women.

- Additional reporting by Rónán Duffy

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