Three divers reported missing off Antrim coast found "safe and well"

Divers had last been seen in the sea just before 5.30pm

Three divers reported missing off Antrim coast found "safe and well"

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Three divers who were reported missing off the Co Antrim coast have been found safe and well, the Belfast Coastguard has said. 

A major search operation had earlier been launched after rescue services received an emergency call from a dive boat just before 5.30pm.

A number of merchant boats, rescue teams and a helicopter were dispatched to find the divers, who were last seen in the sea near Whitehead.

They were located this evening just after 7pm, a coastguard spokesperson confirmed.