Man hospitalised after surfing accident

Man hospitalised after surfing accident


A NAS ambulance and Coast Guard unit at the scene – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2018

A man is recovering in hospital after he was injured while surfing in Co Clare this afternoon.

The man in his 20’s had been surfing with friends off Breaffy South near Spanish Point when he sustained an injury. The incident occurred at around 4.45pm.

An ambulance and a unit of the Irish Coast Guard from Kilkee responded to the incident. The injured man, who was helped ashore by his friends, was located in an area that was inaccessible by road ambulance.

Coast Guard volunteers assisted paramedics with recovering the man from the scene and transporting him several hundred metres along the shore to an ambulance.

While the incident occurred in daylight it was after dark before the man was removed from the scene to hospital.

He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick with a suspected dislocated knee.