Kilkee rescue drama

This article is from page 9 of the 2008-07-29 edition of The Clare People. OCR mistakes are to be expected so download the original SWF or the rendered page 9 JPG

A RESCUE operation was launched after a man got into difficulty while snorkeling in Kilkee on Saturday.

The man, in his mid 20s and from Limerick, suffered a bruise to his forehead and cut to his nose after he appeared to misjudge the depth of the water and hit the rocks.

A rescue operation, involving Kil- kee Marine Rescue, Shannon coast- guard helicopter, ambulance services and local gardai, was sprung into ac-

tion and the man was flown to Cork University Hospital.

Manuel Di Lucia of Kilkee Ma- rine Rescue said it was the first time a helicopter landed on the Pollock Holes.

‘Because of the nature of his inju- ries, we felt it was not a good idea to have him moved by ambulance,” said Mr Di Lucia.

Initial fears were that the man had sustained a spinal injury, but this was not so and he was later discharged from hospital.

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