Girl dies in beach tragedy at Portballintrae

15th July 21012.. STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA..The scene on Portballintrae beach where a man and his Daughter were swimming in the sea and got into difficulties, the man managed back to the shore, he found his daughter not breathing, after it is believed she had taken in a large amount of water, Pictured here are PSNI, Coastguard and Ambulance Teams working on the child on the beach, it is believed she stop breathing for a time, and now is in a serious condition and on way to hospital.. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
15th July 21012.. STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA..The scene on Portballintrae beach where a man and his Daughter were swimming in the sea and got into difficulties, the man managed back to the shore, he found his daughter not breathing, after it is believed she had taken in a large amount of water, Pictured here are PSNI, Coastguard and Ambulance Teams working on the child on the beach, it is believed she stop breathing for a time, and now is in a serious condition and on way to hospital.. Pic Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
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A TEN year old girl has died after getting into difficulties at Runkerry Strand in Portballintrae.

The girl was rescued from the sea yesterday afternoon, attempts were made to save her live on the beach and then in hospital.

Last night (Sunday) the girl, who had been in a ‘life threatening condition’ died.

It is understood that prior to her death doctors had attempted to transfer her from Causeway Hospital to Belfast, but the ambulance had to turn back after her condition deteriorated.

Meanwhile, Portrush lifeboat was tasked to rescue a young boy who got into difficulties near the rocks in Portstewart.

The lifeboat brought him to Portrush where an ambulance took him to hospital.