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Ireland Man (30) dies after being swept off cliff rocks into sea 'while taking photographs'

08:50  14 january  2018
08:50  14 january  2018 Source:   independent.ie

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The 30 -year-old man is believed to have been taking photographs at the base of a cliff at Creeragh off the Dunlicky coast road near Kilkee. It is understood he was struck by a rogue wave and was swept off the rocks into the sea .

CBS affiliate KREM-TV reports the man lost his footing and slipped from a cliff while he was taking a selfie with his girlfriend. He was swept downstream. Crews spent hours searching for the man 's body on Monday, but were unsuccessful in their efforts.

Limerick University hospital © Provided by Irish Independent Limerick University hospital A man has passed away in hospital after he was rescued from the sea in Co Clare on Saturday afternoon.

The 30-year-old man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition following the incident at Creeragh near Kilkee.

It is believed he was struck by a rogue wave while taking photographs at the base of a cliff off the Dunlicky coast road.

Emergency services were alerted at around 3.30pm and a major search and rescue operation was mounted.

Gardaí and volunteers from the Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard were dispatched to the scene while the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was also tasked to assist in the search.

The helicopter crew soon located the casualty and winched him on board the aircraft and rushed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

However, the man - who is understood to be from Hungary originally but had been living in Galway - was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

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