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Walkers winched to safety

Image copyright RNLI Image caption A third walker was able to raise the alarm to the RNLI

Two walkers have been winched to security after becoming stranded in freezing temperatures.

Red Bay RNLI were called out on Thursday evening to reports that two walkers were stranded on the Boulder Field at Fair Head, County Antrim.

The missing walkers were found after a third walker elevated the alarm.

The coastguard helicopter which had flown in from Scotland was able to winch them to security at about 17:00 GMT.

Red Bay RNLI Coxswain Paddy McLaughlin said: “We would strongly advise people to think twice about walking or hiking on difficult terrain in freezing temperatures.

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