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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Limerick man rescued after Clare fishing tragedy

A man has been rescued and another man missing presumed dead following an accident off the coast of Clare today.

The Kilkee coastguard boat along with the Shannon based rescue helicopter were mobilised following reports that a small fishing vessel overturned near the diamond rocks near Kilkee around 3.45pm.

Following a search of the area a man in his 50's, believed to be from Limerick, was rescued from the water. Radio reports say he was trapped in Lobster pot netting near the boat. He was flown to Tralee general hospital where is condition is described as serious but stable.

A search is continuing at the scene for a second man, believed to be a 78 year old from Clare. He has not been seen since the accident.

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