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The kitesurfer has been taken to hospital for examination.

Updated 2 hours ago

A KITESURFER WHO was reported missing off Co Kerry yesterday afternoon has come ashore in Co Clare.

A major land, air and sea search got underway after the kitesurfer, who was last seen around 4pm off Ballybunion, failed to return to shore.

The alarm was raised at around 5pm and a major multi-agency operation was launched.

The Shannon-based search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, was tasked to the scene along with the Ballybunion unit of the Irish Coast Guard and Kilrush RNLI.

The Fenit RNLI lifeboat was also sent to the area while the Irish Naval vessel LÉ Niamh, which was in the area at the time, was also requested to assist in the search.

The kitesurfer came ashore in Co Clare yesterday evening and has been taken to hospital for examination. 


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