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.