Two nuns drown off Co Kerry coast
Published Friday, 15 August 2014
Two nuns, believed to be from Dublin, have died in a swimming accident off the Co Kerry coast.
The women died in hospital after being airlifted to hospital. (© Getty)
Emergency services were called to Inch Strand at around 7pm on Thursday after the women, aged in their 60s and 70s, were spotted in difficulty in the water while taking an evening swim.
It is reported that lifeguards were able to bring the women to shore, but they were already in a critical condition.
The coastguard rescue helicopter was ordered from Shannon, and they were airlifted to Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.
However, they were later pronounced dead.
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