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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Limerick diver airlifted to hospital

A member of a Limerick-based sub-aqua club has to be airlifted to University College Hospital in Galway tonight after he got into difficulties in the water.

RTE reports that the man, who is 37 –years-old and from Limerick, resurfaced too quickly off Bishops island near Kilkee and became ill. It’s thought the rapid ascent was from 38 meters.

The incident which happened around 6pm was attended to by The Kilkee Coastguard and Rescue Unit and the Shannon based coastguard helicopter.

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