Man airlifted to hospital off Clare after body-boarding injury

A number of other body boarders and surfers helped him from the water and onto the rocks while the alarm was raised

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A man in his 30s has been airlifted to hospital after being injured while body-boarding off Co Clare this morning.

He got into difficulties at around half past nine this morning in Ballard Bay near Doonbeg.

A number of other body boarders and surfers helped him from the water and onto the rocks while the alarm was raised.

The Shannon based coastguard helicopter winched the injured man on board and airlifted him to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.