Family of six rescued by RNLI lifeguards

RNLI coastguard on beach RNLI lifeguards and the Coastguard rescued nine people in separate operations on Sunday

Northern Ireland's rescue services were kept busy over the sunny weekend, with several operations being carried out at beaches and cliffs.

A family of six was rescued by RNLI lifeguards after getting into difficulties in the sea at Castlerock, County Londonderry, on Sunday.

The four children, their mother and their father, were all on body-boards when they were caught up in a current.

Separately, the Coastguard rescued three people at Dunluce and Portrush.

A 15-year-old boy was rescued off cliffs at Dunluce in County Antrim at about 15:00 BST Sunday.

About four hours later, a father and his 10-year-old son were rescued by the Coastguard after getting into difficulties in the sea close to Portrush.

The pair were at the bottom of rocks at Ramore Head when they got cut off by the fast-moving tide.

A Coastguard spokesperson said the spot was "potentially very dangerous" as the tides are strong, even when the weather is good.

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