Islandmagee sea search

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An air and sea search was sparked in Islandmagee last night in connection with a missing person investigation.

The Coastguard, RNLI crews from Larne and helicopter from Prestwick in Scotland joined a PSNI helicopter in the operation.

A spokesperson for Larne RNLI said: “An all-weather lifeboat was launched at 10.30 pm when a request came from the Coastguard following a report of a missing person in the Whitehead area.

“After a very thorough search of the coastline and surrounding area took place, the search was stood down shortly before 2.00 am.”

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed that the missing person investigation is continuing.