Emergency services were called to assist a group of children that got into difficulty off the coast of Portnoo in Donegal in the last hour.
The coastguard lifeboat and helicopter were alerted to the incident near Loughros Point just before 3pm.
According to Arranmore RNLI, three of the children got into difficulty while out swimming.
All of the children have been rescued. It is understood they are being airlifted to Letterkenny General Hospital.