Two teenagers die after getting into difficulty swimming

Both have been pronounced dead

Justin Kelly

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Two teenagers die after getting into difficulty swimming
Two 15-year-old boys have been pronounced dead after a drowning incident in Clare.
 
Gardaí and emergency services were called to an incident at a quarry lake at Knockanean , Ennis, Co. Clare at 3.30pm on Thursday, May 31.
 
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.
 
They are both believed to be from Ennis. 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.