A kite-surfer was airlifted to hospital yesterday after he got into difficulty off Keel Beach on Achill Island.

Achill Island Coast Guard was called to the beach at around 1pm yesterday after a kite-surfer was blown onto some rocks.

The injured kite-surfer was treated by paramedics on the beach and transported to Mayo University hospital by the Rescue 118 rescue helicopter which was dispatched from Sligo.

It’s understood the man is in a stable condition.

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