Woman hospitalised after being rescued from Lough Ree

Woman hospitalised after being rescued from Lough Ree
File image of coastguard helicopter.

A woman remains in hospital after she was rescued from Lough Ree in Athlone yesterday evening.

The Coastguard helicopter Rescue 118 along with Lough Ree RNLI assisted in the rescue operation at Golden Mile, north of Athlone town.

The alarm was raised after the swimmer got into difficulty shortly before 7pm.

Emergency services treated the woman at the scene before airlifting her to University Hospital Galway.

- Digital Desk

More in this Section

Judge orders retrial as man jailed for raping woman has conviction quashed on appeal Judge orders retrial as man jailed for raping woman has conviction quashed on appeal

Computer expert from Donegal jailed for placing hidden cameras in public toilets to spy on kidsComputer expert from Donegal jailed for placing hidden cameras in public toilets to spy on kids

Boy who was knocked down by electric car he did not hear coming settles case for €55,000Boy who was knocked down by electric car he did not hear coming settles case for €55,000

Climate change should not have its own department, says MartinClimate change should not have its own department, says Martin


Lifestyle

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich will not let a day pass without his ritual dip in the sea, which he describes as the best anti-depressant ever, says Lorna Siggins.Taking the plunge has a depth of benefits

10% of women suffer from it worldwide.As Alexa Chung reveals she has endometriosis, here’s everything you need to know about the condition

Pinnies, cookie cutters and wooden spoons at the ready.Food projects to do with the kids this summer

Stop. Climbing. Uluru.As tourists rush to climb Uluru despite an incoming ban – 5 ways to enjoy the rock respectfully

More From The Irish Examiner