Rescued surfers ‘lucky to be alive’

Two northern Irish surfers are said to have had a lucky escape having been rescued from the sea off the Donegal Coast this afternoon.

The two were swept out to sea while surfing at Tramore beach earlier (Friday) today - they were reported missing at 3.30pm sparking a major sea rescue co-ordinated by Malin Head Coast Guard.

The were eventually found and airlifted to Sligo General Hospital were they are expected to recover fully from their ordeal.

Ian Scott of Malin Head Coast Guard Station has been outlining how today's events unfolded: