Men airlifted from sinking boat
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Men rescued from sinking boat off the Ayrshire coast

Five men have been rescued from a sinking boat near Ailsa Craig.

A 999 call to Belfast Coastguard at 18:42 on Saturday said a 16ft boat was sinking in worsening sea conditions.

Rescuers were able to trace the men's precise location using the signal from one of their mobile phones.

A coastguard helicopter from Prestwick arrived just before the vessel sank and was able to winch two people, who were not wearing life jackets, to safety.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Footage: Coastguard and Maritime Agency