TWO Cork tourists were in hospital today following two separate incidents in Thailand and Ibiza.
A Gofundme page has been set up to raise money for the care of a young Cork student currently receiving treatment in a Thailand hospital following a quad bike accident on holidays.
Ciara Twomey is from Bantry and is currently studying general nursing at Tralee Institute of Technology.
While in Thailand, she suffered a ‘severe injury from a freak quad bike accident.’
At the moment Ciara is recovering from eye surgery, however, on the Gofundme page it says she will also need further reconstructive surgery.
The page, set up by Jacqueline Lynch, has raised almost €8,000 in 11 hours and has an aim of raising €150,000.
According to Jacqueline Lynch: “This is a difficult, expensive and challenging road ahead for Ciara. We urgently need to raise funds to assist in Ciara’s care, travel and recovery.”
Speaking on behalf of Ciara’s family and friends, Ms Lynch said: “Ciara is a beautiful kind young girl with her whole life ahead of her, she loved dearly by all and we are devastated that this has happened to our girl.”
To contribute to Ciara’s recovery, log onto the Gofundme website and search ‘Help Ciara Twomey.’
Meanwhile, a male tourist from North Cork is reported to be in a serious condition in Ibiza, after misjudging the depth of a swimming pool and jumping into the shallow end.
The man was on holidays with friends when the incident occurred. Local police are investigating.
In Cork, two young teenagers were rescued by Crosshaven RNLI after being cut off from the shore at Fountainstown Bay on Sunday at 3.30pm.
Volunteers from the RNLI were on the scene within 15 minutes and the two girls were rescued, along with their belongings.
One of the girls was very cold following the ordeal and both were taken to the lifeguard station at Fountainstown Beach, where it was reported that both teenagers were well.