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Three rescued by lifeboat from Ballycastle cliffs

Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Three people have been rescued by the RNLI and coastguard crews after getting stuck at the bottom of a cliff in Co Antrim.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Thursday at Fairhead between Ballycastle and Cushendun.

Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Three people, understood to be an adult and two children, became stuck in a boulder field at the bottom of the cliff face while out on a hike.

They alerted the coastguard, who in turned called Red Bay Lifeboat Station for assistance.

Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Both the inshore and all-weather lifeboat from Redbay attended the scene, accompanied by crews from the Ballycastle and Coleraine Coastguard.

It is understood the three people sustained minor cuts and bruises and were taken to safety by lifeboat to Ballycastle Harbour.

Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Three people were rescued from the cliffs at Fairhead, Ballycastle. Credit: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

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