The Irish Coast Guard saved girl from drowning in Enniscorthy

Teenage girl airlifted to hospital after getting into trouble while swimming in Co Wexford

She is being treated in hospital this evening

A teenage girl has been airlifted to hospital after getting into trouble while swimming in Co Wexford this evening.

The girl got into difficulty in the River Slaney in Enniscorthy shortly before 5pm this evening.

Rescue 117 was sent to the scene a long with local Coast Guard lifeboats.

The young girl was rescued from the water and brought by helicopter to University Hospital Waterford according to the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre who oversaw the rescue.

She is being treated this evening but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Earlier in the week a young man died after getting into difficulty in the River Suir in Co Tipperary.

Stephen Hoare, 25 is believed to have gotten stuck in a whirlpool and was unable to get out and drowned before he could be rescued.

Personnel from Carrick-on-Suir River Rescue, the fire services, gardaí and ambulance services were all at the location within a short time.

Attempts made at the scene to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead close to the river.

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