A group of eight Gaelic footballers were saved in a dramatic rescue after they were swept out to sea by a rip current off the Irish coast. 
The players, reportedly part of the Fermanagh GAA minor team, are believed to have entered the water off Tullan Strand, Bundoran, to cool off after a training session when they got into difficulties.
Strong rip currents then began to carry some players out to sea and others into rocks.
Bystanders alerted the coast guard, who dispatched a lifeboat and helicopter to the scene.
Surfers, one of whom was reported to be a RNLI crew member, also entered the water to help out the stricken group.
Ambulances were called and the causalities were given first aid. Some were later taken to Sligo University Hospital as a precaution.
Responding to the incident, James Cassidy of Bundoran RNLI said: “We would remind locals and visitors alike that Tullan Strand and particularly the …
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