Group of children rescued in Portnoo after getting into difficulty swimming

Emergency services were called to assist a group of children that got into difficulty off the coast of Portnoo in Donegal in the last hour.

The coastguard lifeboat and helicopter were alerted to the incident near Loughros Point just before 3 o'clock this afternoon.

According to Arranmore RNLI, three of the children got into diffculty while out swimming.

All of the children have been recovered and it's understood they're being airlifted to Letterkenny General Hospital.