RNLI Lifeguard averts tragedy in Ballycastle

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RNLI Lifeguard averts tragedy in Ballycastle

The actions of a lifeguard have been commended after he pulled a family of three out of the water in Ballycastle. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Jonathan McNabb

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AN RNLI beach lifeguard has been commended for his actions after helping a woman and her two children to safety in Ballycastle on Sunday (August 8).

The lifeguard leapt into action when he spotted a woman in distress at the mouth of the River Margey in Ballycastle.

Shortly after 12pm, an RNLI lifeguard based on Ballycastle beach was on patrol and became aware that a woman had waded into the shallow water at the mouth of the river at Ballycastle.

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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