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Search continues for man who went missing off the coast of Kilrush in Co Clare

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
The search continues this morning.
The search continues this morning.

A search is continuing this morning for a man in his mid-40s who went missing off the coast of Kilrush in Co Clare in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services were alerted at around 3.25am this morning when four people working on oyster beds got into difficulty in Poulnasherry Bay.

A local boat rescued three of the people.

A search is still under way for a fourth man aged in his mid-40s who attempted to swim to shore.

Kilkee, Doolan and Ballybunion coastguard units along with the Shannon rescue helicopter and the Kilrush lifeboat are involved in the search.