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Red Bay RNLI lifeboat volunteers saved two men this morning (Sunday 17 April 2011) after their vessel capsized off the North Antrim Coast.

The two men were on passage from Ballycastle to Scotland in a 9 metre landing craft. Their cargo shifted resulting in the vessel capsizing throwing the two men into the water.  The alarm was raised shortly after 7am.

Red Bay RNLI Lifeboat crew located the men who had been in the water for over an hour two miles east of Torr Head. The men who were suffering from shock and Hypothermia were taken to Cushendall by the Lifeboat were they were met by an ambulance crew and taken to Antrim hospital.

Commenting on the rescue Red Bay RNLI lifeboat helm Paddy McLaughlin said, "The two men had been in the sea for over an hour and were feeling the effects of it as the lifeboat crew arrived.  We administered first aid at the scene and transferred the casualties to shore immediately where they were met by ambulance."

This is the second callout for Red Bay volunteer lifeboat crew in 24 hours.  Two divers were recovered from Cushendun yesterday afternoon after they got separated from their dive boat.

Published in RNLI Lifeboats

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