Breaking news: Man missing and young child rescued after a kayaking incident in Co Kildare
Man missing after kayaking incident in Ardreigh Lock.
Emergency services were called to Kildare beauty spot Ardreigh Lock outside Athy earlier today after a kayak overturned on the River Barrow.
The fire service, ambulance, paramedics and garda cars were at the scene on Sunday evening, where a man and young child got into difficulty after their kayak overturned.
According to news reports, the child has been rescued, while the man remains missing.
In a statement, a spokesman for the gardai said: “A multiagency search operation took place today, Sunday 28th February 2021 following reports of a kayak overturning in the River Barrow.
“A juvenile was rescued from the water and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
“A further person is believed to be still missing.
“The operation has ceased for tonight.”
A large crowd had gathered in the area as emergency services rushed to find the missing man.
The area is popular with walkers and families and was particularly busy with the good weather.
The search has been called off for the evening.