American tourists rescued in Co Antrim

Monday 28 October 2013 23.52
A Coast Guard helicopter was involved in the overnight search for the two men
A Coast Guard helicopter was involved in the overnight search for the two men

Two American tourists have been rescued from the Co Antrim coast after they were stranded for several hours overnight.

The two men were missing for around 12 hours after starting out to walk around Fair Head.

They were airlifted by helicopter at 4am during a major cross-border search operation involving the Coast Guard helicopter from Sligo.

The two men, aged in their 20s suffered cuts and bruises and minor exposure.