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25/10/2021

Woman airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty off Donegal beach

Bundoran RNLI responded to swimmer caught in rip current off town's main beach

Bundoran RNLI

The Bundoran RNLI inshore lifeboat responded after a swimmer was caught in a rip current off the town’s main beach on Sunday

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty off a Donegal beach.

The Bundoran RNLI inshore lifeboat responded after the swimmer was caught in a rip current off the town’s main beach at around 9am on Sunday.

The woman made her own way back to shore where she received medical treatment.

The Sligo-based Rescue 118 helicopter was tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to the scene and the woman was airlifted to Sligo University Hospital.

It is the second call-out in just over a week involving swimmers in Bundoran. Last Saturday the lifeboat came to the aid of three members of the one family who had got into difficulty.

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