Police 'there was no missing baby'

Police have called off the search operation in Belfast Lough which began yesterday evening after a report that a baby had gone into the water with a woman who was later rescued.

Following an extensive search operation involving several agencies and volunteers and after enquiries with the 37 year old woman and her family, police now understand the report of a baby going into the water was incorrect.

Police do not believe there was a baby in the woman's care on the ferry. The woman, who is from Belfast, remains in a stable condition in hospital. Police enquiries are continuing.

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