Irish student hospitalised in US

An Irish J1 student is reportedly in a serious condition in hospital in the US after getting into difficulty while swimming.

Local media in Ocean City, Maryland, are reporting the fire department was called to assist a group of four swimmers yesterday.

One of them managed to make it to shore and raise the alarm at about 6.30am local time.

Rescue swimmers helped two of the people to shore.

During the rescue a 4th person began suffering apparent cardiac arrest.

Reports say the 22 year old J1 student was given CPR and brought to Atlantic General Hospital in very serious condition.

The Department of Foreign Affairs say they’re aware of the incident and are standing by to provide consular assistance.

There has been rough surf in the area following a storm last weekend.