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Two teenage boys, both 15, drown in quarry lake

  • Two boys, believed to be from Ennis, were pronounced dead at Limerick hospital 
  • One of the pair is believed to have been trying to save the other swimmer 
  • They were airlifted to University Hospital Limerick and later pronounced dead  

Two boys have drowned in County Clare when one of the teenagers reportedly got into difficulty while swimming and his friend swam out to help. 

But the second youngster also found himself in difficulty and a rescue team was dispatched, Irish Mirror reports. 

Emergency services attended an incident at a quarry lake at Knockanean in Ennis at 3.30pm today. 

Fire fighters at the scene where it’s understood the two 15-year-olds were among a group of teenagers who had been swimming in an abandoned quarry 

Two boys were pronounced dead after being airlifted from the water and taken to hospital in a critical condition

Two boys were pronounced dead after being airlifted from the water and taken to hospital in a critical condition

Photograph shows a Garda (who did not want the be identified) leaving the quarry where two boys drowned 

Photograph shows a Garda (who did not want the be identified) leaving the quarry where two boys drowned 

One friend is thought to have been trying to save the other in the water when both got into difficulty 

One friend is thought to have been trying to save the other in the water when both got into difficulty 

The two 15-year-old boys, believed to be from Ennis, were airlifted to University Hospital Limerick in a critical condition, but were later pronounced dead, Gardai said.

Police had been told that people were in difficulty in the water and assistance was required.

A rescue helicopter from Shannon was dispatched and the two boys were taken from the lake.

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

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