Two women airlifted off Kerry beach in “serious condition”

CPR performed on Inch beach after women get into difficulty

06/06/2010 - News -Members of the Irish Coastguard taking part in a rescue exercise. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

06/06/2010 - News -Members of the Irish Coastguard taking part in a rescue exercise. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Thu, Aug 14, 2014, 22:11

Two women have been airlifted in what has been described by Valentia Coastguard as a medical evacuation from Inch Beach, Co Kerry this evening, after being taken from the water in a serious condition.

The women, said to be in their sixties, were both taken from the water and CPR was performed on the beach by emergency medical staff.

The coastguard rescue helicopter was dispatched from Shannon and two ambulance units were also called to the scene.

The women were transferred to Kerry General Hospital after resuscitation attempts on the beach.

The incident occurred at around 7.20pm and the emergency services alerted immediately. The lifeguard was about to go off duty when he noticed the women in difficulty.