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Six people are rescued on Antrim coast

By Adrian Rutherford

Six people were rescued after getting into difficulty on rocks on the north coast.

Two adults and four children were helped by the coastguard following the incident in Portballintrae, Co Antrim, yesterday evening.

Coastguard teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine arrived on scene while local lifeboat crews stood by on the coastline.

It was the second major incident in the area at the weekend.

On Saturday night, a lifeboat crew from Red Bay RNLI station was called to help the search for two missing climbers on Fair Head near Ballycastle.

A coastguard rescue helicopter from Scotland was also requested to join the search, which unfolded around 10pm.

The men were located about 15 metres up the steep rock face and winched on board the helicopter.

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