Schoolgirls recovering after canoes swept out to sea

Six national schoolgirls are recovering today after they were rescued by an RNLI lifeboat yesterday afternoon.

Six national schoolgirls are recovering today after they were rescued by an RNLI lifeboat yesterday afternoon.

The girls were on a day out at an adventure centre at Clogher Beach in Co Louth when the ordeal happened.

They got into difficulty out canoeing with an instructor from the adventure centre when a strong off-shore wind pushed them out to sea.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Declan Levins was working at Clogher Head Beach station at the time and luckily spotted the group in trouble, prompting a rescue operation.

Aimée Corcoran, Clogher Head lifeboat press officer, said the strong wind seems to have been the cause.

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