Coastguard Volunteer dies on rescue mission

A female member of a Coastguard crew has died during a search operation off the Clare coast this afternoon.

The crew was carrying out a search for a missing person near cliffs at Kilkee.

The rib is believed to have overturned near the cliffs in adverse weather condition at a 1.45pm today.

Two other coast guards were involved in the accident, one was recovered immediately, but the third some time later.

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