Latest: THREE kayakers have been rescued from an island in a west Cork river.
The three have been on the Bandon River shut to Dunmanway when Definitely one of their kayaks capsized, knocking its occupant into the river.
The completely different two kayakers went to her assist and managed to convey her to an island Inside the centre of the river. However, the river is swollen As a Outcome of of current rainfall and the three Might not get off the island.
The emergency providers have been alerted shortly earlier than 6pm and the R115 helicopter from Shannon winched the kayakers to safety at 6.55pm.
NDefinitely one of them needed hospital remedy.
Castlefreke Coastguard and gardaí have been additionally On the scene.
Earlier: A RESCUE of three kayakers who acquired into problem on a river in west Cork is presently underway.
The kayakers have been on the river Bandon, Near Dunmanway, As quickly as they acquired into problem. It is understood the three turned stranded on an island space.
The R115 Coastguard helicopter from Shannon is On the scene, Collectively with Castlefreke Coastguard and gardaí.