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Missing teen girl airlifted to hospital after becoming trapped in woods

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Irish Coast Guard joined in the search after concerns for the 16-year-old's whereabouts grew
Irish Coast Guard joined in the search after concerns for the 16-year-old's whereabouts grew

A missing teenager was yesterday airlifted to safety after becoming stranded in a wooded area in County Clare.

The teenager girl was reported missing yesterday after at around 1.30pm by her concerned family after going missing from her home. 

Gardaí and the Killaloe unit of the Irish Coast Guard joined in the search after concerns for the 16-year-old's whereabouts grew. 

After several hours, Gardaí located the girl in Cratloe Woods at approximately 6pm. She was said to have been cold, wet and in a "distressed state".

She was taken to the GAA field in Cratloe where a decision was taken to call the search and rescue helicopter to airlift her to hospital for treatment. Kildare Coast Guard said they administered first aid before it was decided to transfer her to hospital. 
 
The Irish Coast Guard helicopter landed at the local GAA field and the girl was transferred to their care, Clare Herald reports.
 
She was flown to University Hospital Limerick where she is undergoing treatment. She was described as being in a 'stable' condition last night.