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Swimmer airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty at Dublin beach

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The Coast Guard helicopter airlifted the man to hospital
The Coast Guard helicopter airlifted the man to hospital

A swimmer was airlifted to hospital today after he got difficultly in the Irish Sea.

The man was spotted off the North Beach in Rush, Co Dublin, by a fishing vessel shortly after 9.30am.

The Irish Coast Guard helicopter 116, a coast guard crew from Skerries, and Skerries RNLI were dispatched to the scene.

An Irish Coast Guard spokesman said the man made it ashore himself within 10 minutes, but was distressed and airlifted to hospital in Drogheda for a check up.