Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard said today he is relieved that no one has been seriously hurt in a serious incident on Strangford Lough where up to 80 dinghies got into trouble due to freak weather.
Speaking from the scene of the incident near Killyleagh Chris Hazzaed Hazzard said,
“I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services whose quick response ensured that no one was seriously injured.
“This could easily have been a major disaster as so many people went into the water at the one time.
“The emergency services from both sides of the border swung into action and brought everyone safely to shore in a very short time.
“A small amount of people have been transferred to hospital with minor conditions and I wish them all a speedy recovery.” ENDS/CRÍOCH