A group of divers have been rescued Sunday afternoon, September 23, after their boats suffered mechanical problems and began filling with water.
The Rathlin Island Ferry diverted following distress call from one of the boats at around 2:00 p.m.
Lifeboats were launched from Portrush and Red Bay and towed the 2 broken vessels to shore. The passenger ferry initially tried to bring them back to Ballycastle. However, they were in danger of damaging the boats so left the divers for the approaching lifeboats.
None were injured in the accident. All divers returned to safety in Ballycastle.