A man has been rescued from the sea in County Kerry following an hours-long search.
The alarm was raised at Tralee Bay yesterday at around 10:30am when clothes were spotted on a beach but no swimmer in sight.
Fenit RNLI and the Rescue 115 helicopter began a search at around 11am.
Rescue teams carried out searches throughout the day, although the search was stood down in the afternoon after nothing was found.
The search got underway again at around 6pm, following a request from gardaí.
At around 8:30pm, rescue teams spotted a pod of dolphins around 2.5 miles off Castlegregory beach - as well as the missing man's head above the water.
The man was taken from the water and brought to University Hospital Kerry where he was treated for hypothermia.
Fenit RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Gerard O’Donnell said: " After a long and exhaustive search, members of the lifeboat crew were overjoyed to sight the missing swimmer in the water.
"They had been scanning the water for any sign of movement and were worried with light fading that they would not find anyone."
He added that the man was found a "good distance from the shore".
They added it's not yet clear how long exactly the man was in the water.
Separately, a sailor was rescued from the water off Co Wicklow last night after being reported missing from a container ship.
It happened at around 10pm around 16 miles off the coast.
Local lifeboats were assisted by the Coast Guard's Rescue 116 helicopter in the search.
The sailor was located just after 11pm, and he was airlifted to a hospital in Dublin.