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BOY (7) DIES IN CLIFFTOP FALL

Seven year old Logan Crawford tragically died following an incident at the Castle Point, Ballycastle area on Sunday. INBM25-14S

Seven year old Logan Crawford tragically died following an incident at the Castle Point, Ballycastle area on Sunday. INBM25-14S

Tributes have been pouring in following the tragic death of a seven-year-old boy who was found at the bottom of cliffs in Ballycastle.

Logan Crawford from the town was missing for at least an hour on Sunday evening. He is believed to have been playing with friends near a holiday park when he fell from the cliffs.

The search for the Ballycastle Integrated pupil involved the RNLI, Coastguard and a Royal Navy helicopter.

He was taken to the Causeway Hospital by helicopter, but later died from his injuries.

Dawn Petrie of Belfast Coastguard said: “About 7.20pm we were alerted by both the police and the ambulance service that a child was missing in the vicinity of Silver Cliffs caravan park in Ballycastle and having possibly fallen off the cliff.

“We had a large multi-agency response initiated with specialist cliff-trained coastguard rescue teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine, lifeboats from Portrush and Red Bay a Royal Navy rescue helicopter, police and ambulance personnel.

“The area was thoroughly covered by our rescue teams and it was the Royal Navy rescue helicopter from the air who spotted the child at the bottom of the cliff. They initiated their winch procedures, put their winchman down at the scene, lifted the child into the helicopter and transported him to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine.”

 
 
 

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