Northern Ireland

Duke of Edinburgh expedition boys in Cushendall helicopter rescue

Red Bay Castle, near Cushendall Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The boys were rescued several hours after the Giro d'Italia passed through Cushendall

Five teenagers have had to be airlifted from a hill in County Antrim.

The boys were on a Duke of Edinburgh Awards expedition on Agangarrive hill at Cushendall on Saturday when they became lost.

They called the police for assistance at about 19:00 BST on Saturday.

The police sent a helicopter to find them, and they were brought to safety about 40 minutes later.

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