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The Irish Coast Guard Sikorski Helicopter. Photograph by John Kelly.

Kayaker rescued in Liscannor

A woman was rescued from the sea off Liscannor yesterday after she got into difficulty while kayaking.

Four kayakers had set out from Liscannor Bay when one of the group fell into the water after her craft capsized. She was unable to climb back onto the kayak and the alarm was raised.

The Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, and the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard were alerted.

The crew of the fishing boat Gillstiffen that had been in the area at the time diverted to the area and located the kayakers.

The woman, who had been in the water for a time, was taken on board by the fisherman and take back to Liscannor Harbour.

The incident came just days after a father and son ghad to be rescued in Galway Bay after their inflatable kayak capsized.

They were located by the crew of Rescue 115 after they climbed onto an anchored boat and waited for help to arrive.

The alarm was raised by two lifeguards at Trácht Beach near Kinvara after they became concerned about the pair.

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