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Lost sheep 'survive 23 days trapped in heavy snow' in NI

17 April 2013 Last updated at 18:58 BST

Two sheep trapped in snow in Northern Ireland since the spring blizzard over three weeks ago have been found alive.

They survived in an air pocket in a ditch covered in 6ft (1.8m) of snow. They spent 23 days without food in freezing conditions in the north Antrim hills.

Farmer Sam Wallace said it was a "miracle" they were still alive.

BBC Ireland Correspondent Mark Simpson reports.