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Teenage girl, 15, dies in tragic training accident at Rathcoole equestrian centre

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A teenage girl has died in a tragic training accident at a south Dublin equestrian centre this afternoon.

The 15-year-old suffered serious injuries during a training exercise at the centre at Tay Lane, rathcoole at around 2pm.

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Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service raced to the scene and the girl was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin were she later died.

A garda spokeswoman said: “Dublin Fire Brigade and the National Ambulance Service were in attendance and providing medical assistance to a young female (15 years) who was injured during an exercise event.

“She was removed to Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin where she later passed away.

“The Coroner has been notified of this tragic incident. The Health and Safety Authority have also been notified and will carry out an examination tomorrow, Thursday 17th June, 2021.”

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The spokeswoman added that investigations into the incident are ongoing with a file being prepared for the Coroners Court.

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