999 Coastguard call saved two surfers

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COASTGUARDS have said that two surfers, rescued off Castlerock beach on Sunday afternoon, were fortunate that someone had used the 999 system so quickly.

The two men had been surfing off the beach when they had been caught in strong currents and swept out to sea. As they waved frantically for help, they soon found themselves separated and unable to reach the shore.

Following a 999 call to MRCC Belfast Coastguard, from an alert member of the public, the Portrush Inshore Lifeboat was tasked along with the Coleraine Coastguard Team.


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