Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming in Kilkee Bay

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A MAN believed to be aged in his 70s was pronounced dead at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) this Saturday after coming into difficulty while swimming in Kilkee Bay at approximately 10:20 am.

Following a rescue operation involving the Irish Coast Guard, Gardaí, and the National Ambulance Service, the man was airlifted to UHL and was said to be in a critical condition, and was pronounced dead in the afternoon.

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Gardaí investigating the tragedy will prepare a report for the local coroner.