Ten-year-old boy drowns on Irish beach in heatwave

Ten-year-old boy drowns on Irish beach in heatwave

A ten-year-old boy has drowned at a beach in Cork, Ireland, after getting into difficulties while swimming.

The tragedy happened at a beach in Youghal, Cork, reports the Belfast Telegraph.

The child is the third person to drown in Ireland this week as temperatures hit 30C. The Irish Coast Guard and water safety chiefs have called on holidaymakers to take extra care in the sea, rivers and lakes nationwide.

A member of the public spotted a person in the water who was not moving, says the news service. The RNLI was alerted, and rescuers pulled the boy from the water. He was airlifted to Cork University Hospital where he was pronounced dead

The RNLI said two members of the public, including a nurse, had swum out to the area where the casualty had disappeared, were brought onboard the lifeboat.

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