Two people have died in a drowning accident in County Kerry.
The alarm was raised just after 6pm last night when a man was spotted in difficulty in the sea off Men’s Beach in Ballybunion.
The man was removed from the water by members of Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue and Irish Coastguard.
Emergency services performed CPR but he was pronounced dead a short time later.
While the man was being treated, further searches found a woman in the water.
She too was pronounced dead after receiving treatment at the scene.
It is believed they were brother and sister.