Swimmer dies after being rescued from Dublin Bay

Man (35) was in critical condition in Tallaght Hospital after being taken from the water

A swimmer left fighting for his life after he was pulled from Dublin Bay has died in hospital.

The alarm was raised at about 11.20am yesterday when the 35-year-old went swimming off Dalkey Island and did not return.

A major search operation was launched and the Garda Water Unit pulled the man from the sea south of Sorrento Terrace.

The man was airlifted to Tallaght Hospital, where he later died.


RNLI lifeboats from Dun Laoghaire, a coast guard unit and the coast guard rescue helicopter were also involved in the operation. – PA