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A member of the Irish coastguard has died during a search operation in Kilkee.

It is believed that the coast guard boat overturned while involved in an ongoing search operation this afternoon for a man missing from Lisseycasey.

The rigid inflatable boat (RIB) is understood to have flipped over in a heavy swell as it searched near the cliffs at Kilkee.

The Irish Coast Guard has confirmed that one member of the RIB crew, a woman has died.