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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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