A man has been taken to hospital after suffering a leg injury while kitesurfing near the Co Wexford coast this afternoon.
The incident happened at about 3.20pm in the Lady's Island area near Rosslare, when the man was close to rocks and was blown onto the shoreline.
Kite surfer came down hard in the storm and broke his leg. Ambulance called in the Coast Guard to rescue him and they called in the Coast Guard helicopter to evacuate him. Lady's Is Lake #wexford @wexfordcoco @Civdef_Wex #coastguards @rtenews @SouthEastRadio @Wexford_People pic.twitter.com/fhcNtVtFI0— Brendan Cooney (@brencooney) October 3, 2019
Emergency services were called and the man was treated by paramedics from the National Ambulance Service, as well as volunteers from the Carnsore/Rosslare Coast Guard.
Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 was tasked from Waterford Airport and arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.
The helicopter transported the man to Waterford Airport and an ambulance took him to University Hospital Waterford for treatment.
It is understood that he suffered a broken leg in the incident.
Meanwhile, a windsurfer who was reported missing has been found safe and well in the Maharees, Co Kerry.
Valentia Coast Guard received an emergency call at 7.22pm. Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 115 was tasked from Shannon, while Fenit lifeboat and Dingle Coast Guard also responded.
The windsurfer was found safe and well by 8pm.
It is understood he managed to reach shore at the northern end of the Maharees peninsula having been blown a significant distance north by strong winds.
Locals say he is part of an experienced group of English windsurfers.
Additional reporting: Seán Mac an tSíthigh