Dollymount: Swimmer in his 60s dies after being brought to shore

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Dollymount Strand, Bull Island, Dublin, IrelandImage source, Peter Gerken/Geograph
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Dollymount Strand, Bull Island

A man in his 60s has died after going swimming in the sea off Dollymount Strand in north Dublin.

Emergency services were notified about an unconscious swimmer in the water at about 13:20 on Friday.

The man was brought to shore and given CPR but was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson for Howth Coast Guard said Dollymount beach lifeguards and an Irish Coast Guard unit from Howth were on Dollymount's Bull Wall when the alarm was raised.

A National Ambulance Service vehicle also arrived on the scene along with paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade.

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His body has been taken to Dublin City Mortuary for post-mortem examination and enquiries are ongoing.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said: "Remember if you see someone in trouble on the beach, cliff or water call the Coast Guard at 112 or 999.

"Don't assume someone else has made the call."