Teenagers in hospital after being swept out to sea in Wexford

Emergency services called to rescue four youths hit by wave while walking on rocks

Images from Galway show the extent of damage caused by Storm Desmond on the weekend. Pics: Joe Shaughnessy/Ray Ryan


Four teenagers were swept into the sea while walking on the rocks by Wexford’s Hook Head on Sunday.

Emergency services brought a teenage boy and girl to hospital for treatment while the other two suffered minor injuries.

Just hours after Storm Desmond had passed, emergency services received several emergency calls for rescue at 2pm.

Large wave

Three teenage boys and a girl, who were part of a larger group walking, were hit by a big wave and dragged out to sea.

Two of the boys managed to swim back and climb to safety.

A Coast Guard spokesman said they had cuts and bruises but no major injuries.

A helicopter rescued the two teenagers, both about 15 years old, from the sea and they were brought to Waterford University Hospital.

It is understood the two clung together until the rescue helicopter found them.