Irish teens rescued from crane after stunt backfires

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
NIFRS had to rescue the two teenage boys
NIFRS had to rescue the two teenage boys

Two Irish teens had to be rescued from the cab of a crane in the County Derry town of Coleraine after a prank backfired on them.

The incident happened in Pates Lane in the town yesterday evening.

Reports suggest that the two teens climbed up the crane as a joke, but when they got to the top they decided to stay when police cars arrived on the street below.

Fire and Rescue services then arrived on the scene, but had to source specialist equipment from Derry city in order to rescue the pair.

Max Joyce, of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We got a call from the PSNI at around 8.30pm and the operation continued until 10.35.

"The two youths, aged 14 and 16, were not that keen to come down when they saw the police waiting for them, but they eventually agreed to get into the cage of our specialist aerial platform.

"From our point of view, the operation was a complete success. No one was hurt or injured."