Girl who fell from helicopter during rescue dies

Girl who fell from helicopter during rescue dies

Teen girl who fell 40 feet during coast guard rescue operation died last night.

The 14-year-old girl scout was with three friends when a freak wave swept them into the sea at Hook Head in Co Wexford.

The young girl from the south inner city had recently joined the scouts .

The incident occurred at 2pm on Sunday during an expedition by the scouts in Co Wexford.

Four young people were swept into the sea, with two managing to pull themselves onto the rocks.

The girl who tragically died last night was unconscious in the water and being kept afloat by a 15-year-old boy.

The Waterford Coast Guard helicopter was scrambled to the scene.

Following the rescue an investigation was launched after it was reported that the girl was accidentally dropped back into the water during the rescue.

It is believed that the teen fell 40 feet into the water.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit is carrying out an initial review of the rescue.

Scouting Ireland said it extended its deepest sympathies to the girl’s relatives who had “lost a much loved daughter and sister”