Dramatic moment woman had to be rescued after going for a swim in sea during Storm Emma
News

Dramatic moment woman had to be rescued after going for a swim in sea during Storm Emma

A WOMAN had to be rescued today after taking to the sea at Sandycove Harbour for a swim.

Despite warnings to stay indoors and a Status Red alert in place as Storm Emma descended on Ireland, the woman went for a swim in Dun Laoghaire.

Footage captured people's attempts to rescue the woman, as waves crash into the harbour.

Advertisement

The person who uploaded the footage, SoCoDu, said he had to stop recording as he was so angry at the woman deliberately going for a swim in the treacherous conditions.

Social media users branded the woman ‘selfish’ and ‘irresponsible’.

Advertisement

The weather has got so bad in the area that gardaí have closed the coastal road due to flooding and high winds.

They have also warned people against going swimming in the current conditions.

Advertisement

Dublin Fire brigade also captured footage of the flooded seafront at Dun Laoghaire.

Flooding was expected in the wake of the Beast from the East, as high spring tides coupled with the winds of Storm Emma put coastal regions at risk.

Met Éireann meanwhile issued a new Status Red snow-ice warning for Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath on Friday afternoon.

The alert, which is in place until 9am on Saturday, warns of a significant increase snow accumulations due to further heavy snowfalls.