Post mortem examinations will be carried out later on the bodies of a man and woman who died in a drowning tragedy in Co. Kerry.

Atlantic Ocean wave at the beach in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. Ireland

It’s believed the two people who died were a brother and sister; the man in his 50s was from Roscommon while his sister who was 62, had an address in Sweden.

It’s believed at least one other family member, a teenage boy, was on holidays with them at the time of the tragedy.

The alarm was raised just after 6 o’clock yesterday evening after the man was spotted in difficulty in the sea off Mans beach.

Emergency services began CPR, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The woman was found in the water during a follow up search, but was pronounced dead after being treated at the scene.