Three American students have been rescued after becoming trapped at the base of a 60 metre cliff when the tide came in near Slea Head in West Dingle.
The students, all women in their 20s, are spending a semester studying in Dingle and had been walking the beach at the edge of the Atlantic at the end of a beautiful day on Saturday
It is understood the three, clad in shorts, had been walking south of along Coomeenoole beach (Cúm Dhineól) when the tide came in and trapped them. They climbed onto a ledge just over the sea.
The area has poor mobile phone coverage but they managed to dial 999 from their mobiles which had US numbers.
They were unsure of their location and only knew they were somewhere near Slea Head. It was still bright and around 8.45pm