Woman, 50s, dies after getting into difficulty swimming

A woman in her 50s has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Co Wicklow this afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted to an incident on North Beach in Greystones shortly after 12:30pm.

It’s understood there was reports of three swimmers in trouble.

The three swimmers were pulled from the water and a woman in her 50s was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased woman’s body has been taken to the mortuary at St. Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown.

A second woman has been taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital while it’s understood a third woman was treated on the beach for her injuries.

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