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Five men rescued in Lough Neagh drama

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Five men have been rescued from Lough Neagh after getting into difficulties late at night.

The men contacted emergency services just before 4am today when they lost their way as they were sailing across the lough.

A police plane spotted them in the water and two lifeboats and a Coastguard boat were launched.

Lifeboats from Ardboe and Kinnego were launched to help with the search operation.

They were found in Antrim Bay and were towed to shore at Ballyginniff. The men were unhurt.

 

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