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Major rescue operation launched on Antrim coast

HM Coastguard helicopter in Glenarm, County Antrim

A major search and rescue operation got underway on Thursday afternoon, 19th October, on the Antrim coast after it was reported a woman got into difficulties in the water.

Two ambulances, along with Red Bay RNLI’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats and Larne RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat, and HM Coastguard helicopter rushed to the scene at Glenarm Marina.

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard confirmed that it coordinated a search for the woman after the alarm was raised at 12:55pm.

The spokesperson added:

"The woman was picked up by an HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter for transfer to hospital."

There are no further details at present on the casualty's condition.


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