Man dies of suspected heart attack while swimming near Kinsale
Member of Irish Aviation Authority board became ill while swimming near Kinsale
Geoffrey O’Byrne-White who died while swimming in the sea in Co Cork.
Mr O’Byrne-White was spotted slumped in the water by a passer-by and a number of other swimmers and a paddle boarder came to his assistance.
Locals used a debrilliator to try and resuscitate Mr O’Byrne White while paramedics also attended. Mr O’Byrne-White moved to Kinsale from Malta ten days ago with his family.
A decision was taken to medivac Mr O’Byrne-White due to the inaccessibility of the area and the Irish Coast Guard Emergency Control Centre in Valentia tasked helicopter Rescue 117 to go the scene.
Mr O’Byrne White was airlifted by Rescue 117 to Cork University Hospital with Dr Doran and Dr Sheehan continuing to perform CPR on him as he was transported to the Bishopstown hospital.
However, attempts to resuscitate Mr O’Byrne White proved unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Cork University Hospital.
A postmortem will take place later.