Two teenagers have died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Clare 2 years ago

Two teenagers have died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Clare

Tragic news.

Two teenagers have passed away after they got into difficulty while swimming in Co Clare.

Gardaí and emergency services where called to an incident at a quarry lake at Knockanean, Ennis at 3.30pm on 31st May 2018.

Gardai were notified that people were in difficulty in the water, at Knockanean quarry lake, and assistance was required.

A rescue helicopter from Shannon was dispatched, and two 15 year old boys were taken from the lake.

Two units of Ennis fire service, including their water rescue unit, were then dispatched to the incident along with Gardaí and ambulance paramedics.

Efforts were made to resuscitate them once they were brought ashore.

They were airlifted to University Hospital Limerick in a critical condition, but were later pronounced dead.

Their names will not be released until family members have been notified.