Man Hospitalised Following North Clare Swimming Accident

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A man has been airlifted to hospital after he was injured in a swimming accident in North Clare.

It’s understood he was diving into the water at a popular bathing area near Liscannor when the accident happened.

Clare FM’s Fiona McGarry reports:


The man, who’s believed to be in his 40’s, had been diving into the sea at Clahane near Liscannor around 5 o’clock yesterday evening, when it’s understood he struck his head on rocks in the shallow water, and sustained a serious injury.

Emergency services were alerted and an ambulance and rapid response paramedic unit were dispatched to the scene, along with the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard and the Shannon-based Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 115.

Coast Guard volunteers had to clear onlookers from the local area so that the helicopter could land safely in a nearby field.

The man was assessed and treated at the scene before he was stretchered to the waiting helicopter.

He was then airlifted to University Hospital Galway to be treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.