Post mortems due on women who died at Inch beach

Inch Beach (file photo)

Post mortems are due to be carried out on the bodies of two women who died in swimming accident off the Kerry coast last night.

The two women - one aged 67 from Terenure and one aged 70 from Clondalkin, who were holidaying in the area - were swimming at Inch on the Dingle Peninsula yesterday evening when they got into difficulty.

The alarm was raised by a third woman who was with them shortly after 7pm.

Lifeguards managed to bring the women ashore where CPR was administered.

They were then airlifted by the Coast Guard to Kerry General Hospital in a critical condition, but were pronounced dead late last night.

It brings to three the number of deaths in Irish waters over the past 24 hours, after a man drowned in a boating accident off Schull in County Cork yesterday.

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