Woman hospitalised after water rescue near Lecarrow last night

A woman was taken to hospital from a boat on Lough Ree near Lecarrow last night by the local RNLI.

The lifeboat was launched shortly after nine o’ clock last night when a call was received from the coastguard saying that a woman on board needed medical attention.

The boat with a family of four on-board had broken down after sustaining engine difficulties.

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The woman and the other members of the family were taken onto the lifeboat and brought back to shore where the woman was subsequently transferred into the care of an ambulance crew.