UPDATE: Man dies after being washed into sea near Kilkee

David Hurley

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David Hurley

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Man in serious condition after being washed into sea near Kilkee

The man was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick where he died this Saturday evening

A MAN has died after he was washed into the sea in West Clare this Saturday afternoon.

The alarm was raised at around 3.30am after the man, who was aged in his early 30s, entered the water while attempting to take photographs of cliffs at the Dunlicky coast road near Kilkee.

A major rescue operation was immediately launched and the Hungarian national, who was living in Galway, was located and taken from the water a short time later.

After he was located, crews from Rescue 115 – the Shannon-based coast guard helicopter –  transferred him to University Hospital Limerick (UHL) where he was prounounced dead this Saturday evening.

Gardai and volunteers from the Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard were also involved in the search operation.

Gardai in Kilrush are investigating the circumstances surrounding the man's death on behalf of the local coroner.