South Scotland

Kayakers rescued off Wigtownshire coast

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Image caption The men were picked up south of Portpatrick harbour

Two kayakers have been rescued from the Irish Sea after getting into difficulty off the Wigtownshire coast.

One had fallen overboard and had been in the water for more than 30 minutes.

The pair were picked up just south of Portpatrick harbour by the local RNLI Lifeboat at about 18:30 on Monday.

Rescuers have praised the actions of two local boys who spotted the kayakers in trouble and called the coastguard.