Sad news from Kilkee, Co. Clare today following the tragic death of a member of the Irish Coast Guard. The incident occurred during a search for a missing man from the Lisseycasey area of the county.
The three members of the Irish Coast Guard had been involved in a search and rescue mission at the time when a heavy swell saw their boat overturn.
The female Coast Guard was unconscious when rescued from the water and subsequently died. Another member, who had become stranded in a cave, was airlifted to safety.
The two crew members have now been rushed to hospital in Limerick.