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harbour death Man dies after entering water in Ballintoy Harbour in County Antrim

A Coastguard helicopter was dispatched to the scene from Prestwick

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Ballintoy Harbour. Photo: Google

Ballintoy Harbour. Photo: Google

Ballintoy Harbour. Photo: Google

A man has died after entering the water at Ballintoy Harbour in County Antrim last night.

Search and rescue units from Coleraine and Ballycastle were called to the scene at around 9pm when a report was made of a person in difficulty.

A Coastguard helicopter was also sent to the scene from Prestwick.

There have been reports that the man, who was declared dead at the scene, had been swimming in the harbour.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the PSNI also attended the scene.

Meanwhile, a Newry man was rescued off the coast of Dundalk after spending 10 hours in the water.

The man, who is expected to make a full recovery, said he survived because he’d been wearing a flotation device and because of unusually warm water.

 

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