Two tourists were recused near The Giants Causeway last night in a major rescue operation. The alarm was raised as darkness fell.
An Italian visitor found himself trapped by a rising tide and was airlifted by the Royal Navy helicopter from Prestwick.
The rescue operation involved Portrush lifeboat crews, and coastguard members from Coleraine and Ballycastle.
A field near the Giants Causeway was used as a landing pad where the tourist was reunited with his French friend who was rescued by the Coastguard.
Neither men required medical treatment following the incident