A man has died after he was swept out to sea while walking along the coast yesterday.
A major search and rescue operation was conducted after the alarm was raised around 2:15 p.m. west of Clare.
It is understood the man in his 30s was walking in the sea near Farrihy Bay north of Kilkee when he slipped and fell into the sea.
Paramedics and marine rescue teams rushed to the area and the man’s body was recovered at around 3:10pm.
The body was taken back to the Coast Guard station in Kilkee, where the doctor and priest were waiting.
The man was officially pronounced dead at the station and his body was then taken in a hearse to the University of Limerick Hospital, where an autopsy will be carried out later.
It happened when two pedestrians were being treated for serious injuries after two separate road crashes in Dublin.
In the first crash, a man, 31, was taken to hospital after being hit by a car on Blessington Road in Tall last night.
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Gardai and Dublin Fire Brigade were on the scene shortly after 11pm and the man was taken to nearby Tallaght hospital.
His injuries were described as non-life threatening while the driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
In a second separate collision around 1:30 a.m. this morning, a man, 40, was hit by a car on Drimnagh Road.
He hastened to Beaumont Hospital with serious injuries and remains in serious condition.
The driver of the car was not injured.
The road remains closed this morning due to technical checks taking place with local traffic separation.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8252033/man-dead-swept-out-sea-walking-west-clare/ Man, 30, died after being swept out to sea while traveling along Clare’s west coast despite search and rescue operations