Girls National School, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 arrived at the Neptune Outdoor Centre in Clogherhead for a day’s adventure sports. The group consisted of 27 girls from sixth class and one teacher. One group of 7 girls were taken out in kayaks by one instructor. In the rough conditions, all the kayaks capsized and the combined effect of the wind and remainder of the ebb tide was to carry the kayaks and their occupants away from the shore out to sea. The group was subsequently rescued by the RNLI, brought ashore to Port Oriel Harbour, where they were transferred by ambulance to Our Lady’s Hospital, Drogheda for assessment. A seventh girl, who had become separated from the group managed, with some difficulty, to make her own way ashore. There were no injuries, fatalities or pollution associated with this incident. All times are quoted as local time.
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