Councillor Margaret Anne McKillop has expressed her sadness after learning a man has lost his life following an emergency situation at Cushendall beach.
The incident unfolded yesterday evening around 6pm when the man got into difficulty while swimming.
The Councillor, who herself lives in the area, has spoken about the shock and sadness in the area, saying:
“People in Cushendall are shocked and deeply saddened after a man tragically lost his life after getting into difficulties while swimming.
“I want to pay tribute to the Fire and Rescue Service, the Coastguard and the Ambulance Service who all worked quickly to try to save the man’s life.
“This is terrible news and my prayers are with his family at this incredibly difficult time .”