Boy dies after falling into the sea off Blackhead Lighthouse

A nine-year-old boy who was rescued from the sea off North Clare on Sunday night has died in hospital. He was being treated in University College Hospital Galway after being taken unconscious from the sea on Sunday night by the Doolin Coast Guard and air-lifted to the hospital. The boy had entered the water near Blackhead Lighthouse near Fanore and the alarm had been raised at 9.15pm on Sunday. He was in the area at the time with his father and another man. The Shannon based search and rescue helicopter was also dispatched to the scene at the time.

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