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Surfers save child swept out to sea while body-boarding in Portrush

A 12-year-old boy was saved by two quick-thinking surfers after he was swept out to sea in Portrush.

It happened on Sunday February 19 at around 11.30am.

Coleraine Coastguard and PSNI were sent to the scene following a 999 call reporting that a child had been swept out to sea at the Whiterocks Beach.

The child had been body-boarding with his family when he had been caught in a rip tide and carried away from the shore.

However two quick-thinking surfers immediately went to his assistance and brought him to safety.

Safety advise was then given by the Coastguard Team at the scene.

The boy required no medical treatment, police said.

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