More than 200 people have been returned to shore after 87 sailing dinghies were hit by stormy weather in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.
The Bangor and Portaferry Coastguard Rescue Teams, the Portaferry and Newcastle RNLI lifeboats, the Irish Coast Guard helicopter along with the helicopter from RAF Valley were sent to the scene, along with PSNI and ambulance crews.
We have now been told by our rescue units on scene that everyone has safely returned to shore and that no one is missing.
We believe 20 people ended up in the water after their boats capsized this afternoon, 10 of them requiring medical attention.
The weather conditions on scene have been pretty treacherous, with winds gusting up to 60mph.
– Liam Colquhoun, Watch Manager at Belfast Coastguard.
Some 10 people were injured, with some of them showing signs of hypothermia.
Belfast Coastguard was contacted just before 2pm reporting that some of the boats had capsized, while others were struggling to cope in the strong winds and squally showers.
The statement continued: "It's believed that all those in the water have been accounted for. However rescue units on scene, including the helicopters and lifeboats, are carrying out further searches to make sure."
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has said it responded to reports that sailors were struggling in the windy conditions, but that it is too early to tell how many people are involved in the incident in Strangford Lough.