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15th Jul 2017

Fermanagh underage football team have been rescued after getting into difficulty at sea

They have been taken to Sligo University Hospital as a precaution.


The incident took place on Saturday morning.

Footballers from an underage Fermanagh football team got into difficulty in Bundoran, Co. Donegal on Saturday morning after they went into the water at Tullan Strand.

According to RTÉ, The team decided to enter the water to cool down following a tough training session.

Onlookers called the Coast Guard after the currents at Tullan began to get stronger and started to carry numerous players from the team and one of their managers further out to sea and into rocks.

The matter became very serious and an RNLI lifeboat from Bundoran and a Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo came on the scene.

As well as that, a number of surfers entered the water on their boards in a bid to help the team back to dry land and back to safety.

Eight of the players on the team were bruised following the incident and they had also swallowed a copious amount of water and the lifeboat crew attended to them while they were waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

Some of the team have been taken to Sligo University Hospital for medical attention.

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