Woman rescued off the coast of Clare after kayak capsizes

A woman has been rescued from the sea off Co Clare after she got into difficulty while kayaking this morning.

Woman rescued off the coast of Clare after kayak capsizes

By Patrick Flynn

A woman has been rescued from the sea off Co Clare after she got into difficulty while kayaking this morning.

Four kayakers had set out from Liscannor Bay when one of the group fell into the water after her craft capsized.

She was unable to climb back onto the kayak and the alarm was raised.

The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, and the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard were alerted.

The crew of a fishing boat that had been in the area at the time diverted to the area and found the kayakers.

The woman, who had been in the water for a time, was taken on board by the fisherman and take back to Liscannor Harbour.

After being assessed by Coast Guard first responders and the team’s doctor, the woman left the scene.

Last Thursday, a father and son were rescued in Galway Bay after their inflatable kayak capsized.

They were located by the crew of Rescue 115 after they climbed onto an anchored boat and waited for help to arrive.

The alarm was raised by two lifeguards at Trácht Beach near Kinnvarra after they became concerned about the pair.

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