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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Coleraine Coastguard tasked to Herring Pond in early evening call out

The Coastguard have renewed their warnings of jumping into the sea, after an early evening call out to the Herring pond in Portstewart.

At approximately 7:40pm on Saturday evening, a report was made of ‘persons in difficulty’ and the Coleraine Coastguard team was dispatched to the incident.

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A spokesperson for the Coastguard has said:

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A group of young persons had been jumping into the sea when two of their party got into difficulties. Their friends helped them to the safety of the shore and all were safe.

The sea conditions were very dangerous with a combination of strong winds, big swell and high tide. With the recent tragedy at Dunluce we would strongly warn of the dangers of tombstoning and swimming in dangerous conditions. Please, no more tragedies.”

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