An eight-year-old boy has died and his father has been injured in an incident at a slurry tank in Co Antrim.

The 51-year-old father and his son were working on a farm near Dunloy when the accident happened.

Emergency services attended the scene but were unable to save the boy.

The boy's father is fighting for his life in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. 

Ballymoney mayor John Finlay said: "There has been a tragic farm accident and I would like to say that the family are in my thoughts."

He continued: "The whole of the community here has been calling me to voice their concern for the family."