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200 people back on land after sailing dinghies rescue

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.

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Reports: 90-100 people fell into water during storm

UTV Editor Chris Hagan has tweeted that initial reports suggest between 90 and 100 people fell into the water in Strangford Lough, and that the first casualties have arrived on dry land:

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