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four teenagers rescued from Kilkee Bay

  Holidaymakers and locals have been urged to confine swimming to times lifeguard hours after four teenagers were rescued from Kilkee Bay on Thursday night. Shortly before 9pm the alarm was raised when four swimmers were reported to be in trouble in Kilkee Bay. The Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard and the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter were tasked by Valentia Coastguard to launch a search. Members of the Kilkee unit launched their rescue boat and found the four swimmers in the middle of the bay near speed limit marker buoys for any motorised craft such as jet skis in about ten minutes. The casualties were all taken on board the boat and assessed within about. No of them were hurt and had no injuries so medical assistance was not needed. The helicopter was stood down when it was confirmed the swimmers were safely ashore on the slipway in Kilkee. Officer in charge, Martony Vaughan advised all …

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Kayaker pulled from water in Kilkee

A KAYAKER in his mid 30s, who is believed to have been visiting the area, was pulled from the water in the West End, Kilkee late on Wednesday afternoon. Members of the public had tried to help him by throwing life buoys into the water. The man got into difficulty at Majella’s Cove just before 5pm and was rescued shortly afterwards, after Kilkee Coastguard were alerted by the public. “It kicked off at 4.55pm, following reports from numerous members of the public that there was a person in difficulty in the bay in Kilkee. He was clinging to a kayak that had got overturned. The weather had got extremely bad here fairly fast,” Martony Vaughan, officer in charge of Irish Coastguard Unit in Kilkee said. “We were alerted and we got him over on the rocks. We took him to safety, recovered his kayak and several other bits. Members of the public had been throwing life rings into him from …

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