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Valentia CoastguardA man has been brought to hospital after falling out of a boat at Kells Bay this afternoon.

The incident happened just after 1 o’clock as the man was believed to be launching a boat.

Iveragh coastguard assisted in the rescue of the man believed to be in his 70s and he was brought by ambulance to  University Hospital Kerry.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Valentia Coast Guard contacted Shannon Helicopter Rescue 115 to be on stand by, however it was not needed.