A MAN in his 60s has died after being found unconscious in the water off Dollymount Strand in Dublin.
The swimmer was recovered from the water at around 1.30pm on Friday.
It brings to six the number of deaths in Ireland’s lakes and seas this week.
In the latest incident, Dollymount Beach Lifeguards and an Irish Coast Guard unit from Howth were on Dollymount’s Bull Wall when they were notified of an unconscious swimmer in the water.
He was brought to shore and CPR was performed with the aid of off-duty medical personnel.
An ambulance was quickly on the scene along with paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade.
The man was pronounced deceased at the scene and his body removed to Dublin City Mortuary for a post mortem.
A spokesperson for the Coast Guard thanked members of the public who offered their assistance and warned people to be vigilant.
“Remember if you see someone in trouble on the beach, cliff or water call the Coast Guard at 112 or 999,” they said.
“Don’t assume someone else has made the call.”