Six Rescued From Water In Separate Incidents Near Ruan And Liscannor

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A rescue operation was mounted this afternoon after a number of people got into difficulty in a river near Ruan.

The alarm was raised at around 5.00pm when it was reported that as many as five kayakers were experiencing problems.

Units of Clare County Fire and Rescue Service from Ennis station, including specially trained swift-water rescue technicians, were sent to the scene along with ambulance paramedics and Gardaí.


The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard was also tasked to the incident.

It’s understood that the group managed to make to safety and were assessed at the scene by ambulance paramedics. All are said to be safe and well.

Meanwhile, a teenage girl is recovering in hospital after she became unwell after swimming at Clahane near Liscannor today.

The girl had been swimming with friends and is understood to have lost consciousness several times after leaving the water. Her friends became concerned and raised the alarm.

The National Ambulance Service and Irish Coast Guard mobilised resources to the incident. Two doctors are also understood to have attended and helped care for the girl until an ambulance arrived.

The Cork-based Irish Community Rapid Response charity air ambulance was requested to assist. The girl was assessed at the scene by paramedics but it was decided that she be transported to hospital by road. She was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.