A MAN IN HIS FORTIES has died after getting in the difficulty in the water off the Clare coast.

On Tuesday night, emergency services were called to Fanore Beach at approximately 9:45pm to assist two people who were swimming.

One swimmer managed to get ashore but the second remained in the water. The Irish Coast Guard Rescue 115 Helicopter was deployed from Shannon to assist, while the Doolin Coast Guard and the Aran Islands RNLI also attended the scene.

The man was airlifted to University Hospital Galway, where he was later pronounced dead.

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