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Major search operation underway in Belfast Lough amid fears of person overboard

It’s understood there are fears that an individual travelling on a passenger ferry may have gone overboard.

HM Coastguard search the coast of Belfast Lough© PA

Rescue 199 helicopter has been tasked (Stock image)

Brett CampbellBelfast Telegraph

Emergency crews are responding to a major incident in Belfast Lough.

The operation, which involves Belfast Harbour Police and the Coastguard, is in the very early stages.

It’s understood there are fears that an individual travelling on a passenger ferry may have gone overboard.

Lagan Search and Rescue crews are also attending the scene.

A Rescue 199 helicopter has been tasked from Scotland to take part in the search.

More to follow.


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