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Member Of Public Helped Recover Body Of Girl (8) From Water In Cork

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The tragic incident happened at Fountainstown Beach near Crosshaven on Tuesday afternoon

The body of a girl (8) who was swept out to sea in Co Cork yesterday was recovered by a member of the public along with a member of the Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat crew after they spotted her near the shore.

The two people went in to the sea when they saw the body in the water at around 7.30pm yesterday. She was taken to Crosshaven Lifeboat Station where her family members had gathered.

It's understood the girl had been playing in shallow water with her friends when a freak wave swept her out sea.

The tragic incident happened at Fountainstown Beach near Crosshaven yesterday afternoon.
A search and rescue operation at Fountainstown Beach, near Crosshaven, Co. Cork, has been stood down following the recovery of the body of a female child yesterday evening..
At approximately 4:40pm on Wednesday, Gardaí received report of a female child entering the water at Fountainstown Beach.
A search and rescue operation was launched involving the Coast Guard, RNLI, Fire Services, Customs, Mallow River Rescue and Garda Units from Crosshaven and Carrigaline Garda stations.
At approximately 7:45pm, the body of the child was removed from the water by emergency services and pronounced deceased.
The body of the child has been removed to Cork University Hospital where a post mortem will take place.
The Coroner has been notified.

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