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Fatality in Kilkee following capsizing of rescue boat

A rescue boat capsized in Kilkee this afternoon at approximately 1pm, resulting in one fatality. Another person is receiving treatment while a man who was stranded in a cave for several hours was finally brought ashore around 5pm and is expected to recover from his ordeal.

The Kilkee Marine Rescue unit was part of the search party for missing Lissycasey man David McMahon. Among the units involved in the initial search are Kilrush RNLI, Doolin and Kilkee Coastguard and the local fire service.

The Shannon based Rescue 115 helicopter is also at the scene.

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