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RNLI rescue three hikers at Fair Head

Red Bay lifeboat rescues three people who got stuck in the boulder field at the bottom of Fair Head, between Ballycastle and Cushendun
Red Bay lifeboat rescues three people who got stuck in the boulder field at the bottom of Fair Head, between Ballycastle and Cushendun

Emergency services were called out yesterday afternoon to rescue three people who got into difficulties while visiting the north coast.

The three males had set out for a walk eastward from Ballycastle, but became disorientated and dehydrated in the rubble-strewn boulder field at the foot of the Fair Head cliffs.

The RNLI from Red Bay were called out to the emergency at 4.30pm.

Coastguard personnel from Ballycastle and Coleraine also attended.

Red Bay coxswain Paddy McLaughlin said: "Fair Head is a popular location for walkers, particularly at this time of year.

"Conditions were excellent today, but it doesn't take much to lose your bearing or footing on the rugged landscape."

It's understood the three men did not require hospital treatment after their ordeal.

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