A 39-year-woman has drowned at Tramore beach in Co Waterford.

Gardaí say the woman fell from the promenade into the sea just before 9am this morning.

It is believed that her young daughter was with her at the time.

The Waterford lifeboat and the Marine Rescue helicopter were called to the scene.

The woman was airlifted to Waterford Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.