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Ireland ‘Crazy’ kayakers ‘lucky no one in a box’ after Storm Dennis rescue

14:10  17 february  2020
14:10  17 february  2020 Source:   extra.ie

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Ireland was battered by "bomb cyclone" Storm Dennis as torrential rainfall and winds gusting to over A group of kayakers were lucky to escape serious injury in Co Clare when they attempted to One rescuer said the incident on Saturday evening was: " Crazy - it was lucky no one was taken out of

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a group of people riding on the back of a truck: The alarm was raised when it was reported that a group of kayakers had gotten into difficulty over the weekend. They had been kayaking down the Aille River which runs between Lisdoonvarna and Doolin when they got into trouble. Pic: Pat Flynn © Provided by Extra.ie The alarm was raised when it was reported that a group of kayakers had gotten into difficulty over the weekend. They had been kayaking down the Aille River which runs between Lisdoonvarna and Doolin when they got into trouble. Pic: Pat Flynn A group of kayakers who ignored the national weather warning during Storm Dennis have been rescued from a flooding river gorge in Co. Clare.

One of the group, believed to have travelled from Galway, spent almost two hours at the bottom of a 15metre-deep gorge and is believed to have escaped death or serious injury only because he managed to climb on to a ledge.

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The kayakers got just 150m downriver from where they set off before they got into difficulty, sparking a major search and rescue operation.

Further down the River Aille, they encountered several waterfalls entering the river from above while progress was blocked by several fallen trees.

a group of people that are standing in the grass: A kayaker spent almost two hours trapped in a raging river in a 35ft gorge in Co Clare while five others managed to escape to safety. Pic: Pat Flynn © Provided by Extra.ie A kayaker spent almost two hours trapped in a raging river in a 35ft gorge in Co Clare while five others managed to escape to safety. Pic: Pat Flynn

Fire service personnel had to use a 4×4 vehicle to negotiate a muddy track to reach the scene. Fire crew also used chainsaws to cut away trees and shrubbery before they could abseil down to the casualty.

A second kayaker was also assessed after he suffered a head injury during Storm Dennis, which was not reported to be serious.

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One rescue worker said: ‘It was lucky no one was taken out of here in a box. It was crazy going out like that and they were told not to. They were all very lucky.’

The alarm was raised shortly before 4pm on Saturday when it was reported that a group of kayakers had got into difficulty on the river near Doolin.

A multi-agency rescue operation was promptly mounted, involving Clare County Fire and Rescue Service, the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard and National Ambulance Service. Gardai also attended.

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Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon, including members specially trained in swift-water rescue, were sent to the scene.

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The kayakers got into trouble in a deep gorge where the river narrows. Five of the group managed to climb on to the bank and pull themselves to safety. However, one man was left trapped in the river and unable to climb the sheer rockface.

The Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was placed on standby, but wasn’t tasked as the casualty was said not to be in imminent danger.

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