Search for baby missing from ferry

The North’s emergency services were last night continuing to search for a baby reported to have fallen from a cross-channel ferry in Belfast harbour.

The coastguard received a call from Stena’s Cairnryan-Belfast sailing reporting that two people, a woman and a baby, were in the water in Belfast Lough close to Holywood, Co Down.

The woman was recovered by the pilot boat at 6.25pm, 15 minutes after the alarm was raised, and was taken to hospital.

Bangor and Donaghadee RNLI lifeboat, an Irish Rescue helicopter, police helicopter, fast rescue craft from two ferries, tugs, and a pilot boat are all engaged in the search for the child in the vicinity of Victoria Channel.

Coastguard rescue teams from Bangor and Portmuck are searched the shoreline of Belfast Lough.


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