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Boat adrift Coast Guard rescue two teens from the River Suir

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Coastguard helicopter on a training exercise off Dublin coast

Coastguard helicopter on a training exercise off Dublin coast

Coastguard helicopter on a training exercise off Dublin coast

Two teenagers have been rescued by the Coast Guard after getting into difficulty on the River Suir in Waterford.

The Coast Guard was called to help the teenagers - a girl and a boy aged 14 and 16 - after their boat became adrift on the river.

The rescue operation was carried out by the Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre Dublin in conjunction with the Waterford Community Inshore Lifeboat and local GardaĆ­.

"The children got into difficulty after their boat became adrift and they had difficulty returning to shore," said a spokesperson for the Coastguard.

It is understood that the children contacted the Coastguard themselves.

They have since been transferred into the case of the HSE and An Garda Siochana.

"The Waterford Community Lifeboat was tasked to assist and recover the two children," added the spokesperson.


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