Two kayakers rescued off Cork coast

Sunday 27 January 2008 15.50
Coast Guard helicopter - Man & child rescued from the sea
Coast Guard helicopter - Man & child rescued from the sea

A man and a child were rescued off the Cork coast this afternoon, after getting into difficulty while kayaking.

The incident occurred in Barleycove shortly after 2.30pm.

Local people, the Goleen Coast Guard unit, and the Shannon Coast Guard helicopter were involved in the operation.

The two were taken safely back to the shore.

They had spent some time in the water after becoming separated from their kayak.