Seven year old boy dead after falling from cliffs in Ireland

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A seven-year-old boy was killed after apparently falling from a cliff in Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Logan Crawford is believed to have been playing with friends near a holiday park when he fell.

He was missing for at least an hour on Sunday evening, and the search for him involved the RNLI, Coastguard and a Royal Navy helicopter.

He was taken to the Causeway Hospital by helicopter, but is understood to have died, reports the Press Association.

Dawn Petrie of Belfast Coastguard told the BBC: "About twenty past seven last night we were alerted by both the police and the ambulance service that a child was missing in the vicinity of Silver Cliffs caravan park in Ballycastle and having possibly fallen off the cliff.

"We had a large multi-agency response initiated with specialist cliff-trained coastguard rescue teams from Ballycastle and Coleraine, lifeboats from Portrush and Red Bay a Royal Navy rescue helicopter, police and ambulance personnel.

"The area was thoroughly covered by our rescue teams and it was the Royal Navy rescue helicopter from the air who spotted the child at the bottom of the cliff.

"They initiated their winch procedures, put their winchman down at the scene, lifted the child into the helicopter and transported him to the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine."

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