Heart attack swimmer airlifted
A MAN in his 60s was airlifted to hospital last night after suffering a suspected heart attack while swimming in Kinsale, Co Cork.
The alarm was raised at around 6pm after reports of a man face down near Sandycove Island while swimming with a group of friends.
Valentia Coast Guard was contacted and requested members of the Old Head and Seven Heads Coast Guard to assist.
“When the emergency services arrived at the scene, the 65-year-old male was already brought to shore and receiving CPR from the people he was with,” said a source.
“We understand he was swimming and suddenly went into cardiac arrest.”