Two rescued from fishing boat in Co Down

Two rescued from fishing boat in Co Down

Two men have been rescued after their fishing boat sank at the mouth of Ardglass harbour in County Down.

It hit rocks close to Phennick Point at lunchtime, and ran aground.

The two men onboard were able to climb to safety onto the rocks, and the boat was towed away by another boat in the area.

The tow rope was passed to the RNLI lifeboat which had been alerted - however, the boat sank suddenly.

The men were cared for by the Portaferry Coastguard team.


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