Man hospitalised after attempting to swim to Dalkey island

Man in his 40s was rescued by the Coast Guard in Dublin Bay on Sunday afternoon

A man in his 40s who got into difficulty swimming out to  Dalkey island on Sunday afternoon has been rescued by Dublin’s Coast Guard. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A man in his 40s who got into difficulty swimming out to Dalkey island on Sunday afternoon has been rescued by Dublin’s Coast Guard. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

 

A man in his 40s who got into difficulty swimming in Dalkey on Sunday afternoon has been rescued by Dublin’s Coast Guard.

The man, who was swimming at Dalkey Sound by Dillon’s park in Dublin, was reportedly attempting to swim out to Dalkey Island. It is understood the man had swam the crossing to the island before.

The man was rescued on Sunday afternoon by the Coast Guard and transferred by ambulance to hospital suffering from mild hypothermia. The man is expected to make a full recovery.