Woman rescued after car partly submerged in Kerry

Ballybunion rescue services find Limerick native on shore after she got lost in the area

A motorist negotiates a way through flooded roads near Enniskerry , Co. Wicklow on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A motorist negotiates a way through flooded roads near Enniskerry , Co. Wicklow on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fri, Jan 3, 2014, 12:00

A woman was rescued in Co Kerry last night after her car became submerged in water.

Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service, the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter and the Ballybunion Coast Guard Unit went to her rescue at about 7.15pm.

The woman’s car was located semi-submerged in the sea by the R115 at Clounamon, Asdee, the rescue services said.

The woman was located nearby on the shore and was treated for shock and hypothermia.

She was transferred to Kerry General Hospital by HSE ambulance but is expected to make a full recovery.

The rescue services said the woman, from Limerick, had been in the area visiting friends and was unfamiliar with the area.

“She deserves great credit for remaining calm in extreme circumstances.”

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